[Samba] pdbedit

Collen Blijenberg <MLHJ> systeembeheer at hermanjordan.nl
Wed Jun 9 14:54:32 GMT 2004

Well, i used pdbedit in my GUI-usermanager...
and that is an bash script-based proggy...
so yeah i guess u can use it in scripts. (very easyly)

i don't get the part about, pdbedit needs to initialised ?
as long your samba is configed right, pdbedit will follow..
(atleast that is the idea).
Collen Blijenberg   (Montessori Lyceum Herman Jordan)

Wednesday, June 9, 2004, 2:59:49 PM, you wrote:

NS> Sorry folks, a typo was causing the looping problem.

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

NS> Thanks
NS> Mick

NS> 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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