Browsing and passwords

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Feb 8 00:26:38 GMT 1999


the client should automatically attempt an anonymous connection if the
authenticated connection fails.  this i have definitely seen on nt
clients, i haven't observed 95 clients in action for over 2 years.


On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> I have seen some cases where I have been asked for a password in trying to
> browse a system in network neighbour hood.
> In looking at what is going on down at the SMB level, Win 95 is doing a
> SessionSetup&X using my logon username and the password I logged on with.
> So, clearly, if I do not have an account on the machine I am trying to
> browse, I will have problems. 
> Is there any way to force all access to IPC$ to be via the guest account?
> I have thought about map user etc, and wonder if this can be used to only
> map to guest on password failures for IPC$ but not other shares?
> Regards
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