Subject: Re: bin/23922: useradd(8) isn't useful to add machine account for
To: None <, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/30/2003 10:24:28
In message <>
	on Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:57:50 -0500 (EST),
	"Greg A. Woods" <> wrote:
> At most it might be OK to add an option to useradd(8) that would allow
> the addition of a username with a trailing dollar sign.
Yes, I think this is better solution.

> Better though would be to fix Samba.  A trailing underscore or hyphen or
> some similar non-special character would be much safer for computer
> accounts.
I don't know the exact reason that Samba use trailing '$' for computer
account but I guess Samba select explicitly special chracter to
avoid name collision.  And I don't think it's easy to change Samba's

Takahiro Kambe <>