Can Samba Provide a User List for Win98 Sharing

James W. Beauchamp jbeauchamp at
Tue Oct 31 20:26:11 GMT 2000

Take a look at

and also
for thorough discussions of these issues.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry James" <ljames at>
To: <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 7:19 AM
Subject: RE: Can Samba Provide a User List for Win98 Sharing

>      Thank you for the input, Tracey.  I studied your response and samba
> in more depth and found that I was not using TNG after all.
> Samba-2.2.0.alpha0 is not TNG.  I went back to and grabbed
> samba-tng-alpha.2.6 and find this to be significantly different.
> Unfortunately I can't get this to work at all.  I'm checking all the
> dialogue of the error messages I get from the various news groups and
> finding the my current errors are very common.
>      I notice that smbpasswd isn't distributed with version 2.6.  I'm
> currently studying to see how to use the samedit, which I believe
> replaces the smbpasswd program.
>      At present I can't log into the domain because my passwords aren't
> authenticated.  To quickly toggle between the two versions, I have both
> opened in /usr/local/ and when I'm trying to work with getting 2.6 to
> work I use link samba to samba-tng-alpha.2.6.  Everything works using
> the sam smb.conf file that fails under samba-2.2.0.alpha0.
>      I'm having so many problems with the 2.6, that I'm not ready to ask
> the best educated question, except maybe, does anyone have a very quick
> recipe that might get samba up, with it's most minimum configuration, to
> actually work.
>      2.2.0.alpha0 fails to provide a user list for Win98.  However, I
> don't have any problems with any other part of it.  TNG-2.6 doesn't work
> for the Win98 shares or the samba share for me.
>      Thanks again for any suggestions or comments.
>   -- L. James
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