3.0 requires an admin account to join samba to a domain?

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at diament.ists.pwr.wroc.pl
Thu Dec 5 00:00:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 06:50:52PM -0500, Jim McDonough wrote:
> >> >And why are there two functions for changing a machine trust account?
> >> Dunno.  Perhaps Rafal knows?
> >
> >Rafal know only what he read in the code. Are we talking about
> >net_rpc_join_oldstyle() and net_rpc_join_newstyle() functions ?
> >Just want to make sure...
> Whoops, I was just reading too fast.  Machine trust account, not domain
> trust account....sorry.

Not a problem, since I was reading it carefully when first implementing
rpc_trustdom_establish(). Therefore, I might know something more.
I see it is about oldstyle/newstyle functions and so:
 oldstyle - does machine join using already created trust account
            with initial password set as lowercased machine name
 newstyle - does it by creating trust account first and then performing
            the join itself. Hence the need of username/password of
            administrator account

That's the first and major difference.

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