[Samba] Manual creation of machine trust and comments on Samba books

Beast indorama at rad.net.id
Wed Jan 14 11:05:30 GMT 2004

I just receive a copy of the official samba 3 howto, to be honest i'm rather disapoint with the content and layout. Well with free online version, i can't complaint, but with 'paid' version maybe i can complain to the author :-).

Most of  the contents are still the old documentation with few 'little' updation for samba3. Imo, its better if it can be rewrite from scratch focusing on samba3 only.
Ie, it should focusing on ldapbackend instead on other backend.

The definitive guide books (imo) should contains following chapter :
1. Installation and other compile options.
2. Setup and configuration with real world working config and screenshot if possible on server and client side.
3. Performance tuning and optimization (server and client, including related s/w , ie. openldap)
4. Troubleshooting.
5. Index.

Enough with my complain, now from chapter 6, page 69:
Manual creation of machine trust account, it focus on smbpasswd/tdbsam backend only, not ldap.
I have valid posixaccount entry in ldap :
[root at potato samba]# smbpasswd -a -m tbird
ldapsam_modify_entry: Failed to add user dn= uid=tbird$,ou=people,dc=indorama,dc=com with: Already exists

ldapsam_add_sam_account: failed to modify/add user with uid = tbird$ (dn = uid=tbird$,ou=people,dc=indorama,dc=com)
Failed to add entry for user tbird$.
Failed to modify password entry for user tbird$




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