[Samba] FreeBSD & Machine accounts
spieg at phair.csh.rit.edu
Wed Jan 29 05:44:10 GMT 2003
[ FreeBSD not allowing '$' in usernames, ]
i've got openbsd, and have the same scenario there with the
i did what basically amounts to your suggestion #2.
for the machine account i'm going to create. most lately it was
for an account for machine 'phoenix'.
then i did
and added the '$' to the username.
then i did the smbpasswd -a -m phoenix whatnot ( i don't recall
the correct syntax at the moment ), and it went thru OK.
in the daily insecurity output mailed to root, i get warnings that
the UN has non-alpha numeric characters; but i seem to recall having
have read in the openbsd/errata.html that whatever does the check for
valid/invalid UN chars has been revised in -current to stop complaining
about the '$' specifically due to samba.
freebsd might have similar plans?
i've seen no negative repercussions from the $ char in the UN... i can
'finger phoenix' ok, don't need the '$' there... and if 'rmuser' didn't
work, you could just vipw the $ out prior to doing that.
let me know if i'm waay off base and that didn't help.
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