[Samba] Removing requirement for local machine accounts

Bruno Gimenes Pereti pereti at ump.edu.br
Wed Jan 8 16:25:01 GMT 2003

Hi Dan,

To allow everyone to join your domain you can use this in your smb.conf 
(got this idea from Art):

add user script = sudo /usr/sbin/adduser -n -g machines -c Machine -d 
/dev/null -s /bin/false %m$

With this you will give rights to everyone to create users, I think it's 
a little dangerous and you'll still have to manage the machine accounts 
created by the users.

Hope it helps.

Dan Peterson wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to not have to worry about machine accounts on the
> server. My organization is looking to move thousands of machines and many
> locations to XP and, if possible, we'd like to avoid the headache of
> managing more system and samba accounts. Basically, I'd like a way to say "I
> don't care who joins my domain, just do whatever is necessary to make them
> think they have." I'd be willing to pay for such a feature (please contact
> me via email).
> It would also be nice if there was a way to alias all the system machine
> accounts into one system account (and, for that matter, the samba machine
> accounts into one samba account) and have samba do magic to keep what it
> needs seperated out somewhere I don't have to worry about (Is this kind of
> stuff in secrets.tdb?).
> Any help to reach my goal is appreciated. Thanks!

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