[Samba] Computer Account

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jun 28 10:27:11 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-06-28 at 18:33, Andrey Nepomnyaschih wrote:
> Hello,
> Does samba-3.0.0beta-1 still requires a computer account to be present
> inside OS user database? I had heard there were moves to make that
> obsolete. 

No, provided you correctly configure it, this is no longer required.

If you allocate 'idmap uid 10000-20000' then smbd will create accounts
in that range, if they don't already exist.  This will be tightened up a
little, but for machines should still work. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org     http://build.samba.org     http://hawkerc.net
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