[Samba] Problems with samba caused my multiple user accounts with the same uid

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Feb 8 19:17:06 GMT 2002

I finally figured out what was causing me problems with W2K and Samba 2.2.2
on FreeBSD.
By default, FreeBSD has 2 user accounts with uid of 0, root and toor.
This makes it impossible to join W2K to a Samba hosted domain, NT complains
of a failed RPC call, and the smb logs direct the user to read BUGS.txt and
report the problem. I removed the toor account, and the problem vanished.
I haven't confirmed, but I believe this problem also causes Swat to coredump
under some conditions (adding new accounts to smbpasswd).

Has this already been addressed and fixed in 2.2.3 or can anyone confirm that
the problem is still there?  I probably won't be able to get a test environment
available to install 2.2.3 for a few weeks.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology

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