[Samba] Re: Samba machine trust account setting in FreeBSD

Jeffrey R. Meyer jeffm at andersonlabs.com
Tue Jan 7 14:17:01 GMT 2003

I am assuming that you edited the /etc/passwd file via vi or another text
editor?  If this is the case, appending a $ to the machine account will not
work under FreeBSD.  Instead as root type vipw and then append the $ to the
machine account.  I have done this and it works under FreeBSD.

Jeff Meyer

"Long-Sheng Kuo" <lskuo at fgs.org.tw> wrote in message
news: at fgs.org.tw...
> Hello!
>    I am running samba-2.2.7a under FreeBSD 4.7.  I tried to run Samba
> server as a PDC. However, I couldn't append the character "$" to the
> machine account.
>    According to Samba-PDC-HOWTO.html in swat, I edited the /etc/passwd and
> added $ in my machine account manually. But still no use.
>    It seems that my PDC is ok because it can authenticate the user from
> Window ME machines.
>    Could anyone help me out? Thanks
> Long-Sheng   Jan. 7, 03
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