machine names same as usernames -> problems...
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 6 22:20:49 GMT 2003
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 02:47:47PM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Bradley W. Langhorst wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 15:39, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > > adil (users) and
> > > > adil$ (machine)
> > > > cannot work.
> > >
> > > 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.
> > > Can you describe the failure please?
> > I thought this was well known...
> > The machine simply fails to join the domain. With a message about bad
> > password or invalid machine account.
> Under what circumstances can't/doesn't this work?
> Does it not work only in the case that adil and adil$ both exist in the
> passwd database of the Samba server?
> If that is the case, then the code that allows the machine to log onto the
> trust account is probably checking for the 'adil' account and refusing to
> let it happen.
No such code exists.
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