WinNT Profiles on samba server?

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Tue Dec 8 14:17:34 GMT 1998


in DOMAIN.txt of 1.9.18p7 there is the following comment:

> [lkcl 20aug97 - after samba digest correspondance, one user found, and
> another confirmed, that profiles cannot be loaded from a samba server
> unless "security = user" and "encrypt passwords = yes" (see the file
> ENCRYPTION.txt) or "security = server" and "password server = ip.address.
> of.yourNTserver" are used.  either of these options will allow the NT
> workstation to access the samba server using LAN manager encrypted
> passwords, without the user intervention normally required by NT
> workstation for clear-text passwords].

Is this a general problem of WinNT-samba? Has any newer samba (perhaps 2.0)
fixed this behaviour? I'd like to stick with plaintext passwords, yet still
move the profiles to the Unix home directories.

Thanks, Axel.
Axel.Thimm at Axel.Thimm at

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