machine names same as usernames -> problems... -- here's a"real world" NetBIOS clusterfsck ...

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Fri Feb 7 08:47:26 GMT 2003

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 04:15:52PM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> > 
> > 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 
> user accounts.

Actually it depends on direction of trust ie. whether we're dealing with 
_trusted_ domain or _trusting_ domain.
Just my 2 cents...

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