More woes

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Tue Jan 30 13:58:23 GMT 2001

Hi Steve,
Are you using 2.2 as a PDC? or are you using it in security=domain mode?
If you are using it as a PDC of its own domain, then you have to add unix
accounts of the form (netbiosmachinename$:*:uid:gid:comment::)
for each NT machine that will be part of the domain, as well as doing a 
smbpasswd -a -m netbiosmachinename  (without the $, it gets appended
automatically) to get your machine account into the smbpasswd file.

If you are using 2.2 as a member server in security=domain mode, you will
need to add a machine account via server manager to the nt domain that you
will be joining and run smbpasswd -j domainname -r pdcname 

There is a good discussion of all of this in chapter 6 of the "Using Samba"
book by O'Reilly, which you can see online at the following url:

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Kennedy [mailto:steve at]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 5:06 AM
To: samba at
Subject: More woes

Probably missing something, but ...

I installed Samba 2.2aplha1 (Solaris 7, gcc 2.95.2) and everything
seems to work.

However I tried to joing the domain and was asked for a "machine" log-in.

Do I need to enter the Netbios name into the smbpasswd file ? or UNIX
pass file ?

Apart from that I could browse, see shares, printers etc.


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