Samba and WinXp-Pro

Duncan Barclay dmlb at
Tue May 13 21:32:36 BST 2003

On 13-May-2003 Paul Richards wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 11:17:42AM +0100, Duncan Barclay wrote:
>> I had the same as this on 2.2.4a. I upgraded to 2.2.8a and set up a PDC
>> before connecting the XP box. The changes I made were:
>>     Upgrade to 2.2.8a
>>     Add a PDC to Samba
> I run XP without a PDC too and Samba works fine, though I use the XP box
> as the password server to avoid setting up all the host accounts on FreeBSD.
>>     Add host trust accounts manually to /etc/passwd and initialise with
>> smbpasswd
> I bet it's that one. It definitely won't work without that.

Well this evening I revert the registry hack, stopped Samba being a PDC, removed
the trust accounts from /etc/passwd and /usr/local/private/smbpasswd and
the XP machine still connected fine. So either there is some ghost
credentials still allowing to connect or 2.2.8a just DTRT.


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