[Samba] bug in pdbedit ??

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Sat Apr 6 17:53:02 GMT 2002

Jens Zechlin wrote:
> Hi everybody
> I've tried to setup Samba 2.2.3 + OpenLDAP as a PDC for Win2000. While
> adding a machine-account for one workstation with pdbedit -a -m -u
> <wks-name>$ I get the following errormessage:
> norge:/etc/openldap # pdbedit -a -m -u jzwork3$
> pdb_getsampwuid: getpwuid(60000) return NULL. User does not exist in
> Unix accounts! username:       jzwork3$

In 2.2 I think you are much better to stick to smbpasswd - pdbedit (and
the passdb subsystem beneth it) has had a lot of fixes/updates/new
features in HEAD.  What you are seeing is an early implementation of the
'machine accounts not in /etc/passwd' idea that HEAD implements
(properly) as 'non unix accounts'.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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