Subject: Re: bin/23922: useradd(8) isn't useful to add machine account for Samba
To: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/30/2003 02:41:57
[ On Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 12:33:22 (+1100), Daniel Carosone wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: bin/23922: useradd(8) isn't useful to add machine account for Samba
> 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.
If that's true then that's one of the places where Samba should have
introduced a suitable translation algorithm to make it more friendly and
compatible with Unix conventions.
Greg A. Woods
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