NET PASSWORD from Win95
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
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
"...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
- Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )
More information about the samba