W95 password change
Gerald W. Carter
cartegw at eng.auburn.edu
Tue Oct 28 16:24:59 GMT 1997
> But when a W95 station tries to change its network password from
> the control panel, I'v got various answers like "not enough memory"
> (???), "unknown user" ... When the NT stations are off, the answer is
> that the network doesn't provide this service. In all cases, I tried to
> log the API calls received by samba, and it _never_ received the 115
> (SetUserPassword) request. From a DOS box, the NET PASSWORD is not
> allowed ...
'net password \\server' will work from a DOS prompt. Actually the
commend will execute but give an error message.
I believe that the problem is really the way that Windows 95 transmits
the password ( both old and new )....in UPPER case. Even with a
password level parameter parameter in smb.conf, samba may be able to
matche the old password but how can it know what the case was in the new
password? I think you can get this to work from NT but not from 95.
Has anyone ever got the password change thing worked out from a Win95
Have you done a packet dump and looked at what is going across the wire?
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 )
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