SAMBA digest 1780

Ludolf Holzheid Ludolf.Holzheid at
Mon Aug 17 00:40:07 GMT 1998

Stephen L Arnold wrote:
> When the world was young, samba at carved some runes 
> like this:
> > Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 10:57:52 -0700
> > From: "Gil Salazar" <gsalazar at>
> > Subject: Win 98 problem
> > I have just upgraded to win98, andnow my samba shares wont recognize my
> > passwords.. Anyone else experience this? Any advice would be greatly
> > appreciated.. Thanks Gil
> You need to re-compile samba to use encrypted passwords (if you
> want to use them).  Otherwise, there's a reg-key to enable clear
> text passwords.  See the samba docs (encryption.txt, etc).  I know
> the reg-key works with win95; can anyone else confirm it works with
> win98?

I do. The win95 patch (Win95_PlainPassword.reg) works for win98 too.

BTW: Since 1.9.18, Samba uses an built-in encryption code. There is no
need to re-compile and link with libdes any more (Follow


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