.mac file not getting created

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Oct 24 13:53:57 GMT 2005

On Monday 24 October 2005 07:25, Sapna Alva wrote:
> Dear All,
> Please let me know if the "<domainname>.<hostname>.mac" file creation in

This was a Samba 2.x feature alone. This file used to store the SID.

> private folder concept has been removed from 3.0.14b onwards, coz I don't
> see it getting created at all.

The SID is now stored in the secrets.tdb file. You can obtain the local 
machine SID on Samba 3.x by executing: "net getlocalsid"

> I use the "net rpc join "command to join the NT4.0 domain and the samba
> server connects without errors.
> Kindly HELP!!!!! I am not finding any information for this on the net as
> all the requests for this query were not answered with a solution.

Sheesh! The documentation must be really bad again.


Check the HOWTO document for specific information regarding the SID.

I welcome your corrections and contributions to the documentation.

- John T.

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