Samba and $

Jon Reynolds jonr at
Mon Aug 4 17:47:08 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 12:25, Bob Collins wrote:
> 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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Is there a good howto for setting up freebsd as a pdc with winxp? I am
having a helluva time trying to get the xp box to logon.


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