[Samba] Doco conflict (smb.conf(5) vs. HOWTO-Collection)

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 19 06:53:39 GMT 2002

Hi all,

There seems to be a conflict in the online documentation as to the
'security =' level and the 'add user script'.


says that you have to have 'security = user' in order to have
Samba behave as a PDC.  Further on :-


it says you can use the 'add user script' to have Samba automatically
create the UNIX user accounts for machine trust accounts. (Samba
automatically creates the smbpasswd machine trust account, although I
can't find this behaviour documented anywhere)

Anyway, the smb.conf(5) man page:-


says that 'add user script' only works in 'domain' or 'server' security

So which is it?  Does 'add user script' work in 'security = user'?

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