[Samba] Re: can mount share, cannot join domain
sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Fri Oct 15 03:01:48 GMT 2004
Adrian Hicks wrote:
> Firstly, the man page says to use "add machine script"... AND
> Can someone tell me why my thinking is wrong. Isn't %u the username of the
> current service, if any, as described in the smb.conf man page?
> If so, why do the doc's (including the man page) put %u in the command for
> adding a machine account to the UNIX side?
> Doesn't the machine account need the NetBIOS name of the client, and isn't
> this represented in Samba by %m?
> Wouldn't the command for adding a machine be something more like (3.0.x):
> add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /dev/null -g 100 \
> -s /bin/false %m
> Can't test right now as our only 2000 machine is busy. Can anyone else
> Adrian Hicks
No, NetBIOS name is just a name of the machine, but machine trust
account should have a special name - name of the machine terminated with
'$'. This special name is what get substituted in place of %u.
Hope it helps,
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