machine names same as usernames -> problems...
Bradley W. Langhorst
brad at langhorst.com
Thu Feb 6 22:46:01 GMT 2003
On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 17:47, 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?
it certainly fails in that situation.
I've had less specific troubles with machines
I thought you were just saying that there is no solution to this
When a user tries to log on, the workstation also tries to
register that user's name as a NetBIOS name, with types of <00>
and <03>. However, they clash with the already registered
machine names. SOL.
I've just tested an XP machine joining to a samba3a21 domain (ldap
it fails with this in the log
[2003/02/06 17:42:02, 2] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldapsam_search_one_user(641)
[2003/02/06 17:42:03, 2] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldapsam_search_one_user(641)
[2003/02/06 17:42:03, 0] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldapsam_add_sam_account(1857)
User already in the base, with samba properties
[2003/02/06 17:42:03, 0]
could not add user/computer bwlang$ to passdb. Check permissions?
[2003/02/06 17:42:04, 2] smbd/server.c:exit_server(534)
the very nice descriptive error message on the client is
"Access is denied"
there was no account bwlang$ when i started
there was an account bwlang.
interestingly - the join created the bwlang$ account but failed
Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>
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