[Samba] Problem with smbclient and domain logon

Frank Matthieß fm+samba at Microdata-POS.de
Thu Dec 12 16:24:10 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 10:37:06AM -0500, Sean Chambers wrote:
> 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.

For the machine WINBOX: 
   useradd WINBOX$
   smbpasswd -m WINBOX

For user which will acces this server:
    useradd username
    smbpasswd username

IMPORTANT: Please take care about additional parameters to useradd an smbpasswd.

After that, your WINBOX can join the domain.

The smbpasswd step is used to authenticate against a windows like encryption
scheme, which is held by the smbpasswd file. If this auth is proved, samba try
to switch to a unix account of same name. For this unix auth you must add unix
users via useradd. If one step failes access is denied.

Please take the time to read "Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf", this will give you
a step-by-step instruction with background info's you need.

Frank Matthieß                                    fm+samba at Microdata-pos.de

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