Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Tue Oct 31 11:14:38 GMT 2000

eskimo wrote:
> while i'm emailing, here's my issue:
> i'm using samba 2.0.7 as a pdc in freebsd 4.1.1
> freebsd doesn't allow me to have to character '$' in the username, so this
> means i can't go 'smbpasswd -a -m machinename'.
> is there some fix that would allow me to easily add an nt workstation to the
> domain? right now, i isolate the machine i want to add to the network w/ my
> linux box that has samba installed and an identical MACHINE.SID or whatever,
> and i use linux to create the account, and when it's done, i copy the
> appropriate part to my fbsd's smbpasswd file. kinda retardedly complicated.

If you want I made back in time a patch to samba 2.0.7 to not need to
have workstation names in systems passwd, you may find it at
I've tested with samba DC and NT4 sp5 as client and had no problems (a
little test period is adviced anyway)!

have fun,

Simo Sorce - Integrazione Sistemi Unix/Windows - Politecnico di Milano
E-mail: simo.sorce at 02 2399 2425 - 02 2399 2451
Be happy, use Linux!

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