[Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

Sean Chambers sean at gwchosting.com
Thu Dec 12 15:42:09 GMT 2002

If it's not too much trouble could you tell me what steps I must take....
basically your're saying first i must create a trust account AND a normal
user account?

What are the commands to do this? i am very confused with smbpasswd because
I find when doing smbpasswd -a sean it does not append the $ to the end, but
when i first add the account it does so automatically.

thank you.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean-Paul ARGUDO" <jean.paul.argudo at pack-solutions.com>
To: "Sean Chambers" <sean at gwchosting.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

> 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. ;-)
> Cheers
> --
> Jean-Paul ARGUDO

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