Samba and $

Bob Collins bob at
Mon Aug 4 13:28:42 PDT 2003

At 02:07 PM 8/4/2003 -0500, gfsd wrote:
>Why can't i create a user with a $ on the end? For machine trust accounts 
>i need to add each one by hand, instead of on the fly creation. When I use 
>adduser it will not let me add a user with a $ on the end, is there a way 
>around that?
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That is to be expected in FreeBSD and Samba. It is in the notes. So, what 
you do, is make your user. The edit, by hand, the password file. vipw is 
the command to use. Add the $ and save the file.

No real way around it that I know of.

-- Bob

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