Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Sun Aug 4 09:51:02 GMT 2002

On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Pablo Alcaraz wrote:

> Hi,
> I wish that a box can run alternatively 2 samba server configuration 
> (smb_a y smb_b).
> For this I have 2 smb.conf files (smb.conf.a and smb.conf.b). When I 
> need smb_a I rename smb.conf.a => smb.conf and restart samba. The same 
> thing for smb_b.
> The problem is that my configuration set 'server = domain' and one 
> configuration run ok inside of domain and the other does not run (samba 
> ask for manual login).
> I suspect that the problem is MACHINE.SID. I think I need 2 different 
> MACHINE.SID files. Is that correct?
> Can I use samba %L variable to indicate a differente MACHINE.SID?

There is no way to control where that goes, I believe ...
> Does the MACHINE.SID file dependent of the hardware of the server?

If Samba finds an existing MACHINE.SID, I believe it uses that. You cannot 
have two system on the network with the same machine SID. However, I do 
not believe there is a parameter that allows you to control where Samba 
will look for this stuff. 

I think you will have to build two different versions of Samba to support 
this or allow $prefix to be set at run time. This is a problem, however, 
because I believe that symbols like LOGFILEDIR are hard coded all over 

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
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