machine names same as usernames -> problems... -- here's a"real
world" NetBIOS clusterfsck ...
rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Fri Feb 7 00:15:52 GMT 2003
On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, 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
> > itself.
> No, not really. The \$ in the name of the trust account is an MS thing.
> Samba requires a machine account be backed up on the server with an
> account of that name. However, as far as I can see, we could remove that
> restriction, as we could keep all the needed info in the secrets file or
> another tdb.
OK, I withdraw the last sentence, since when we are operating as a PDC, we
should use the same account mechanisms for trust accounts and ordinary
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
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