W2K and Samba 2.07 problem

George R.Kasica georgek at netwrx1.com
Wed Jan 31 12:29:30 GMT 2001

No joy there either:

[root at eagle samba.d]# smbpasswd -a -m SOLO9100$

getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
Added user SOLO9100$.
getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
Password changed for user SOLO9100$.

>Bad syntax in the smbpasswd line that was given to you.  It should read
>smbpasswd -a -m SOLO9100$
>-----Original Message-----
>From: George R.Kasica [mailto:georgek at netwrx1.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 9:43 AM
>To: samba at samba.org
>Subject: Re: W2K and Samba 2.07 problem
>On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 16:41:17 +1100, you wrote:
>>why are you specifying all of those options? why not just go
>>useradd SOLO9100$
>>smbpasswd -am SOLO9100$
>>and be done with it?
>>You don't need to specify shell, group, uid, home, or rootdir - leave
>OK....here's the result of that:
>[root at eagle /etc]# useradd SOLO9100$
>[root at eagle /etc]# smbpasswd -am SOLO9100$
>getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
>getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
>Added user SOLO9100$.
>getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
>Password changed for user SOLO9100$.
>>Your machine name is wrong - it should be all caps, with a dollar at
>>end. You're adding a machine called solo9100 instead of SOLO9100$ .
>>This isn't very complicated - all you have to do is those two lines
>>You can't make a W2K box join a samba domain, btw. You should create a
>>account "chris" on both the w2k box, and the samba box, with the same
>>password. On the w2k box, you should log into the local domain
>>and **not** the samba box.
>Meaning the workgroup??
>>If you look at the error message you received, your answer was sitting
>>front of you:
>>[root at eagle /root]# smbpasswd -am solo9100
>>User "solo9100$" was not found in system password file.
>>solo9100$ wasn't found because you didn't add it.
>>FYI machine names should always be all uppercase.
>George, MR. Tibbs & The Beast Kasica
>Waukesha, WI USA
>georgek at netwrx1.com
>ICQ #12862186
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George, MR. Tibbs & The Beast Kasica
Waukesha, WI USA
georgek at netwrx1.com
ICQ #12862186

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