machine names same as usernames -> problems...
Bradley W. Langhorst
brad at langhorst.com
Thu Feb 6 14:04:14 GMT 2003
Since samba 2.2.8 seems to be on the way i thought i might raise this
issue before release.
I've seen a few users get confused by the fact that their machine name
and their user name cannot be very similar
adil (users) and
I think it's not good practice to have machine names and usernames be
the same but i also don't think samba should fail cryptically in that
The usernames are different - why does this fail?
I'm guessing that the $ gets stripped off somewhere but why?
At minimum we should provide an explicit prohibion in the docs
(doc patch for SAMBA2_2 follows)
diff -u -r220.127.116.11 Samba-PDC-HOWTO.sgml
--- docs/docbook/projdoc/Samba-PDC-HOWTO.sgml 28 Nov 2001 22:03:22
+++ docs/docbook/projdoc/Samba-PDC-HOWTO.sgml 6 Feb 2003 14:02:08
@@ -288,6 +288,11 @@
account, and thus has no shared secret with the domain controller.
+<para>Note: Machine accounts must not have the same base names as user
+accounts. eg. The machine account "sambauser1$" is not allowed when
+there is a regular user "sambauser1".
<para>A Windows PDC stores each machine trust account in the Windows
Registry. A Samba PDC, however, stores each machine trust account
in two parts, as follows:
Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>
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