PR #s 25271, 25273, 25445 security=domain does not work onSolaris

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Mon Sep 9 17:40:01 GMT 2002

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Eric Boehm wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 11:36:51AM -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David Collier-Brown <davecb at> writes:
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim Allen <tallen at> writes:
>     David> 	You normally need a Unix user, but if you wish to use
>     David> the NT form of encrypted passwords, you also have to have
>     David> an entry for the user in the smbpasswd file.  As
>     David> security=domain requires encrypted passwords, I'm afraid
>     David> you're stuck with it!
> Are you sure about this? I've been running 2.0.7 for a couple of years
> with security = domain and I don't need to create an smbusers
> file. The only time I run into problems is if the Windows user does
> not have a UNIX account. As long as the userid exists in the Windows
> domain and NIS domain, it works fine (with encrypted passwords).

Well, its a fact that you need a UNIX user/account. In your case, the 
UID/account info is in NIS. Works great. If you are not using NIS, then 
you need a local account.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
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