[Samba] Removing requirement for local machine accounts

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Wed Jan 8 17:24:02 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 12:05, Herb Lewis wrote:
> "Bradley W. Langhorst" wrote:
> > 
> > > 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?).
> > the aliasing idea can't work because each machine must have its own
> > password(it's updated automatically every x days)
> > 
> This is not strictly true. The machine passwords are kept in the file
> smbpasswd not in /etc/passwd. You could hack smbpasswd to always create
> machine accounts with a fixed UID. Then you only need one account in
> /etc/passwd with this UID instead of one account for each machine.
sure - you could also use one of the nua passdb backends in samba3.

I should have mentioned that in my first response.

thanks for the clarification.

Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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