[Samba] Machine trust account reqd in 2.2.3a?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Wed Feb 27 14:39:43 GMT 2002

Matthew Hagerty wrote:
> Greetings,
> I was reading over the documentation online for using SAMBA as a PDC, and
> in the section about creating machine trust accounts is talks about having
> to add machine accounts to the /etc/passwd file.  The text also mentions
> that future versions of SAMBA will remove this requirement:
> "Because Samba requires machine accounts to possess a UNIX uid from which
> an Windows NT SID can be generated, all of these accounts must have an
> entry in /etc/passwd and smbpasswd. Future releases will alleviate the need
> to create /etc/passwd entries."
> Since the text was last updated in July of 2001, and there have been
> several releases of SAMBA since, is the /etc/passwd account for machine
> trust accounts still required in 2.2.3a?

My 'non unix accounts' feature removes this requirement in HEAD, but 2.2
is still stuck in the stone age :-).

Andrew Bartlett

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