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

Gémes Géza geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu
Tue Jan 7 18:27:00 GMT 2003

Ronan Waide írta:

>On January 7, jeffm at andersonlabs.com said:
>>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
>Possibly the difference vipw makes is that it updates your shadow
>file, if you have one. While I'm all in favour of 'smart' interfaces
>like vipw, it's as well to know what's going on in the background as
>well. So, check /etc/shadow (if it exists) to see if your useraccount
>is mentioned there without the $.
in FreeBSD the "shadow" password is located: /etc/master.password but 
passwords are checked against its database version (something like 
passdb I'm not sure)

Best Regards

Geza Gemes
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