Windows 95 Original Passwords

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Jun 20 03:20:30 GMT 2000

At 11:51 PM 6/19/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Richard Sharpe wrote:
>> At 11:56 PM 6/19/00 +1000, Chris Tooley wrote:
>> >How do I enable encrypted passwords on the older Win 95 machines then?
>> >I didn't have to install the PlainText registry hack and when a 
>> >do that hack with a DWORD of "0" it doesn't seem to make a 
>> >difference.
>> You don't have to. If the server supports encrypted passwords, 
>> the client will use them!
>> The server specifies that it supports encrypted passwords in 
>> the response to the NegProt request.
>I am the only one who gets tired of explaining this?  :-)
>I now you've answered it a lot as well.

Yes, I know, but given that Chris Tooley replied with extra info, it is
worth investigating.

So, Chris, can you tell us more.

I think that the only thing you have to do with the very first Win95
release to enable encrypted passwords is to tell Samba to use encrypted

Can you send me a tcpdump trace of it failing?


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