Art Alexion on 26 Sep 2004 14:05:03 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] speaking of passwords (Samba)

Paul wrote:

Stephen Gran wrote:

Up the debugging on samba to see if it gives you any clues. Do you have
any recent windows versions on the network, or just 95 and 98? I ask
because windows 95 and unpatched 98 machines send their password in the
clear, and patched 98 and later windows machines encrypt them. Samba has
to be told whether the passwords are encrypted. Just something to toss
in - it may just be a corrupt pwd file on the 98 machine.

Oh, yeah. Just checking the Samba logs would help, even without changing the debug level.

Thanks to all. Well, as strangely as this problem appeared, it mysteriously fixed itself. The only thing that happened in the interim is that my son logged on to Win98 (different UID & password/shared to his /home directory on Linux); no problem logging on; didn't access samba share; but win 98 crashed a lot (even more than usual); so he powered down completely rather that warm booting. Next time I logged on, it connected to the samba shares without even prompting for a password. Who knows? As long as it works.


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