[Samba] Why need to add a machine account to /etc/passwd first with Samba+LDAP

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Thu Mar 10 20:58:57 GMT 2005

> Is this the way Samba works? I mean, samba has to make sure a machine 
> account exist in the /etc/passwd file of Samba PDC, doesn't it?

Samba needs to have a valid posix user on your system for the computer 
account.  Where you store that, LDAP, files, NIS is almost completely 

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