[Samba] simple question

Fermín Galán Márquez fermin.galan at agora-2000.com
Wed Jan 7 09:16:12 GMT 2004

As far I know, you cannot use the same name for users and a machines

This is the way that I follow to create machine accounts:

1. Create a "user" account in /etc/passwd (note the '$')

# useradd cpu3$

2. Create the machine account with smbpasswd (note now '$' is not in the

# smbpasswd -a -m cpu3

I hope this may help you...


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de kent E.
Enviado el: miércoles, 07 de enero de 2004 9:26
Para: samba
Asunto: [Samba] simple question

i just got confused in creating machine accounts in my samba server

1rst creating the user
[root at genesis root]# smbpasswd -a cpu3
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Added user cpu3.

than adding the machine...
[root at genesis root]# smbpasswd -a -m cpu3$
Failed initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user cpu3$.
Failed to modify password entry for user cpu3$
[root at genesis root]#

what am i missing... (still googling...)


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