Why WinNT wrks 4.0 does not remember SAMBA password?
Gerald W. Carter
jerry at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu Sep 18 16:11:00 GMT 1997
-- > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 09:53:53 +0100
> From: "Pavel Lisy" <pali at tmapy.cz>
> To: samba at arvidsjaur.anu.edu.au
> Subject: Why WinNT wrks 4.0 does not remember SAMBA password?
> Message-ID: <199709180754.JAA04058 at noe.tmapy.cz>
> I have small problem,
> my NT requests password every time when I reboot, but only on SAMBA
> shares, passwd from W95 shares are saved and not requested.
> Any suggestion?
I belive this will go away if you use encrypted passwords on the Samba
server ( not sure though ). Also once you make the initial connection (
validation) then all subsequent connections go through.
An interesting note to this is that if you use a Samba box to server the
homes directories for you NT accounts, then this connects up normally at
logon time with NO prompt for a password. If the connection is done as
a presistent connection ( reconnect on login ) then it does ask for a
password. A dump of the packets revleals that NT passes the password
across for the home directory automatically but not for the persistent
Anyway, if you mount the use's home directory from a Samba server then
all other connect to THAT server will go through without asking for a
password because the user has already been validated.
Hope this helps some. If not then just file in the the round file :)
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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