[Samba] where is the machine name used?
awd at awdcomp.net
Wed Apr 15 05:03:10 GMT 2009
> Hi All,
> Just a bit of PDC confusion on my part.
> 1) I do not give machine names a password. Am I
> 2) I am presuming that machine names are used to
> limit what machine user names can have access to
> to the samba server. If Foo has an smb username
> and computer A has a machine name, but computer B
> does not, then Foo can enter only through computer
> A. Am I correct?
No, The machines are added to the samba server so a SID can be generated
for it (for identification).
> 3) If I am correct on #2 above, the machines that
> do not have a samba user can get around this by
> entering as a workgroup. Am I correct?
> 4) When joining a domain, the user name and password
> requested is the root's or whatever alias that smbusers
> points to and not the machine's name. Am I correct?
It has to be a user on the box with a uid of 0 (as far as I know) so
root would be the user.
> Many thanks,
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