machine names same as usernames -> problems... -- here's a
"real world" NetBIOS clusterfsck ...
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 6 21:14:13 GMT 2003
On Fri, 2003-02-07 at 07:54, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Quoting Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
> > Why can't it work? I've seen this discussed a number of times, but
> > never really been told why it doesn't work. That $ is there for
> > exactly that reason you know - to make them different.
> Er, not exactly. If I remember correctly, the "$" in the passwd file just a
> Samba-specific nomenclature, correct? Plus CIFS has all sorts of "trailing
> characters" after NetBIOS names that are _not_ part of the unique NetBIOS name
These are different. The $ termination is a NT suffix, that NT adds to
it's machine accounts. The netbios issues are separate. (And as any
user may add a netbios name to the network, Samba really isn't in a
position to prevent this from occurring).
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
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