[Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

Frank Matthieß fm+samba at Microdata-POS.de
Thu Dec 12 15:39:41 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 04:24:52PM +0100, Jean-Paul ARGUDO wrote:
> Sean Chambers wrote:
> >also, in win2k when i open the run window and type : \\FILESERVER\ 
> ><file://\\FILESERVER\>
> >it opens a username/password box, if i put in sean and the password it 
> >pops the box right up again. In the samba.log file it says something to 
> >the effect of:
> >Couldn't find user 'sean' in passdb
> AFAIK, you have to create machine trust accounts in order to allow them 
> to access your Samba PDC with a W2K workstation. After this, you create 
> user accounts too.
> There it is machinename$ to be used, not user$ :-)
> Remember to add -d /dev/null and -s /bin/false to useradd command when 
> creating Machine Trust Account. Also do a passwd -l "machinename$".
> Then a smbpasswd -a -m "machinename$".
> I can be more precise with a detailed example if you wish, but:
> This is all very well explained in "Sam's teach yourself samba in 24 
> hours", chapter 22, surely the best samba book I ever bought. ;-)

...and also in "Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf", which is part of samba.
Frank Matthieß                                    fm+samba at Microdata-pos.de

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