Subject: Re: bin/23922: useradd(8) isn't useful to add machine account for Samba
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/30/2003 12:33:22
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 10:24:28AM +0900, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> 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
> specification.

I don't recall off-hand, but this may even come directly from the
SMB/NMB spec.  Various trailing characters are used there to
distinguish types of names, such as computers, users,
domains/workgroups, etc. in browse lists.

It's probably a samba-specific view of the same principle.