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

Steve Zeng szeng at mainframe.ca
Thu Mar 10 22:23:34 GMT 2005


It is stored under ou=Computers in LDAP.

>> 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 
> irrelevant.


Steve Zeng
Systems Administrator
Mainframe Entertainment Inc
T: (604) 628-1000 ext 5293

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