How to use /etc/passwd file From Windows Clients
herb at sgi.com
Mon Sep 17 11:52:03 GMT 2001
One other issue with plaintext passwords that is often confusing is
that NT and W2K clients will prompt for a username and password
when you reconnect to the shares even if your NT password and *NIX
password are the same. The dialog box indicates the passwords are
wrong even though you know they are correct. It really should say
"I'm about to send a plaintext password. Do you want to continue?"
"MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" wrote:
> Hello Mohan,
> To force Samba to use /etc/passwd, the password from the client must come
> in in 'plaintext', and you must have "encrypt passwords=no" in your
> This means that all of your win9x winNT and win2k clients must have a
> hack applied to allow them to send plaintext passwords. Which also means
> the password is going to be visible to any 'network sniffer' that can see
> on your network.
> In the latest version of Samba there are registry files for the various
> os'es that you can doubleclick on from the client to apply the registry hack
> appropriate for each os.
> But you have to decide whether a bit of confusion between /etc/passwd and
> is'nt worth NOT sending plaintext passwords over the wire, AND having to
> manually hack
> the registry of each client to make it happen.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: P MohanReddy [mailto:pmohan at aalayance.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 4:40 PM
> To: samba-technical at samba.org
> Subject: How to use /etc/passwd file From Windows Clients
> Hi ,
> I am using samba-2.0.6-9 version .I am accessing all the shares and homw
> folders using smbpasswd file. Because of this end users are confusing
> /etc/passwd & /etc/smbpasswd files.
> Is there any option to use /etc/passwd files instead of using
> /etc/smbpasswd.If so Please help me regarding in this and also guide me how
> do that.
> Thanks in Advance
> Mohan P
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