René Nieuwenhuizen R.Nieuwenhuizen at cpb.nl
Tue Jul 23 03:59:03 GMT 2002

> I've tryed to add a machine with the command:
> smbpasswd -a -m linux01 but it wasn't successfull, so I've created a 
> user named linux01 and by running the same command again the error was:
> User linux01$ does not exist in system password file 
> (usually /etc/passwd). Cannot add account without a valid local system 
> user.
> Failed to modify password entry for user linux01$
> But linux01 exists in the /etc/passwd file!

linux01$ should be in the /etc/passwd file (mind the $)!

René Nieuwenhuizen
SysAdmin CPB

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