[Samba] Fwd: Auth without domain by machine instead of user ?

Vitaliy Romanyuk vitrom at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 18:07:58 MDT 2010

F...d stupid spamassasin!

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From: Vitaliy Romanyuk <vitrom at gmail.com>
Date: 2010/6/20
Subject: Auth without domain by machine instead of user ?
To: samba at lists.samba.org

Is subj possible?

How to authorise connection immediately by connected machinename and
skip user auth (map "mach" into some "john") without domain creation?

Ubuntu 10.4, XP SP3, in a "classic" config (with user-auth) Samba
works flawless.

I'm new in Samba and have tried only next
1. useradd -d /false -s /bin/false MACH-with-buck-sign
then I've looked in a shadow and found that a passwd field contains
":!:" so
2. usermod -p "" MACH-with-buck-sign
and then unlocked this account too
3. smbpasswd -a -n -m MACH
4. allowed nullpasswords in smb.conf

Then (after service restart etc. of course) any login attempts
regardless via gui or console net use \ipc-with-buck-sign command
fails (or maps onto "nobody" when a guestaccess enabled)

Did Samba without domain accepts and uses machinenames at all?

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