[Samba] Domain logins not working

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jan 6 04:58:14 GMT 2009

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 11:56:07PM -0500, Gary Dale wrote:
> Jeremy Allison wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 11:32:18PM -0500, Gary Dale wrote:
>>> Samba wants the machines to have Unix accounts too!  I don't recall 
>>> this  behaviour previously, and I note my old server didn't have them 
>>> -      
>> Samba has *always* behaved this way.
>> Jeremy.
> Why? I can understand user accounts for the various mappings, but what  
> is the purpose of having Unix machine accounts? Since my old server  
> didn't have them (not listed in the /etc/passwd file), it doesn't appear  
> that they are necessary for Samba to operate.

They are needed for machine accounts, a machine account is
a principal just like a user account.


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