FreeBSD and Samba 2.0.7 NT domain logons?

Paul Jansen vlaero at
Fri Aug 4 15:24:17 GMT 2000


I came across this page while browsing in the list

The link on the page about adding machines and users
had some interesting things in it that I thought I
would try out.  Specifically this link is:

I wna to be able to log into the samba 2.0.7 'domain'
from an NT workstation.  In order to do this I need to
create an account called the name of my NT workstation
with a '$' appended to it.

ie:  ntmachine$

The adduser command will not allow me to do this. 
When I edit /etc/passwd manually the system still
doesn't seem to like it.
After the account is created on the system I need to
add it to the smbpasswd file by using the command:

smbpasswd -a m ntmachine$

When issuing this command smbpasswd complains that it
cannot find a user with this name in the /etc/passwd
file (even though I have manually edited the file so
that it is in there.
Is there any way to Add NT machine account to a
FreeBSD 4.0 Samba 2.0.7 system?  If so how do I do it?

Also, where is the smbpasswd file (the file - not the
binary utility) kept on FreeBSD?  I have installed
Samba 2.0.7 from the ports collection on the FreeBSD
website but downloading the package and using the

Please reply to my email as well as the list as I
don't subscribe, only browse the archives every second
day or so.  Thanks.

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