Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Sat Oct 11 15:04:17 GMT 1997

> > On Fri, 10 Oct 1997 02:48:16 +1000, you wrote:
> > >I was wondering if anyone out there has been able to get the command:
> > >
> > >	NET PASSWORD \\sambaserver
> > >
> > >to work from within Windows95 talking to a Samba server?
> >
> Been there, done that about a zillion times, and I never seemed to get the 
> right settings.  For program, we're using the standard Linux passwd, and 
> for chat (hmm, trying to remember as I don't have the box here to look at) 
> something _similiar_ to the default, but not exactly.  I tried to match it 
> up to what the passwd program does for any normal user, but no matter what 
> happens the command always fails.  Perhaps I'll bump up the debug output 
> and see if anything significant is in the log files.

[Someone please correct if I am wrong...] I don't think this will work
with Windows 95 clients because the password is sent across the wire in
UPPER case letters.  Therefore the original password will most likely
never match.  I am asuming that you UNIX passwords are not all UPPER case
in the first place.

I was interested in the original post so I played around with it on the
client side and verified this ( the upper case password that is ).  Of
course I could be wrong if the password level parameter in smb.conf
applies here as well but I don't see how it could be applied to the new

Any ideas?

                          Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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