[Samba] pdbedit

Ninti Systems office at ninti.com.au
Wed Jun 9 12:59:49 GMT 2004

Sorry folks, a typo was causing the looping problem.

I'd still like to know if pdbedit needs initialising in some way after
installation, or if it is ready to go. It still looks like at least one
user needs to be added manually before pdbedit can be used in a script.


On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 21:48, Ninti Systems wrote:
> I have a couple of questions about pdbedit.
> I am having trouble using pdbedit in shell scripts.
> First, on a freshly installed system with no-one in the tdbsam database,
> trying to add multiple machine accounts via a loop construct in a shell
> script fails with a message that the database can't be found/doesn't
> exist. I then added root manually just to get the system going, which
> solves that problem. 
> Once the first user is added, my script seems to get stuck in an
> infinite loop trying to add the first machine, but I can add a machine
> manually.
> Is pdbedit usable in shell scripts? I understand that normal users need
> a password added, but I can't see why machine accounts can't just be
> added automatically.
> Does pdbedit have to be run manually for some reason?
> Is there some way of initialising the tdbsam database without manually
> adding a first user?
> Mick
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