machine accounts question

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Sat Oct 6 08:19:18 GMT 2001

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Tony Ricker wrote:

>     My question is what functionality do machine accounts have in a
> samba PDC set up? I can authenticate a user and use samba shares sans
> any issues, without a machine account. I have done some research but
> have not found any concrete info pertaining to this. I appreciate
> everyone's time.

a machine trust account allows a domain member and a domain controller
to have a shared secret for authenticating the member and ecnrypting
certain traffic between the two.

cheers, jerry
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