Samba 2.0.7 is sometimes zeroing out machine account password file

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Wed Aug 16 16:34:00 GMT 2000

Eric Boehm wrote:
> I originally sent this to samba-technical -- I thought 
> that was the right list. 

It was (i've moved this thread back there since 
samba-technical archives work.

> I've been experiencing a problem with the machine 
> account file when security = domain
> In the past, I've had the machine account 
> file (DOMAIN.HOSTNAME.mac) mysteriously become a zero 
> length file. This breaks authentication when 
> "security = domain".
> I had taken the precautionary measure of copying the 
> mac file to another location on a daily basis in 
> the event that it occurred again.
> Yesterday, the mac file on one of my Samba servers 
> was zeroed. I checked my backup copy and it was dated

I'll have to look into this and get back to you (maybe 
this weekend or first of the week).  Ping me if you don't hear something
back by then.

Cheers, jerry
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