WIN 98 - Plain passwd?
herb at chomps.engr.sgi.com
Wed Dec 9 18:18:38 GMT 1998
This previous response was not totally correct. You no longer need
to recompile samba to enable encrypted passwords.
The registry entry for Win98 is the same as for Win95 so you can
use the file from the samba docs directory Win95_PlainPassword.reg
in the same way described as for Win95 clients.
JUERGEN ANZER wrote:
> Lothar Mühlbauer wrote:
> > i'm looking for an answer to the problem WIN98/samba-connection. It
> > shows the same failure as shown by WinNT unless the change of Registry
> > to EnablePlainPasswd. Is there an answer where the entry
> > "EnablePlainPasswd" should be by WIN98? Enable encryoptedPasswd in
> > smb.conf brought no solution.
> here is a previously posted article from <D.E.Pollard at qmw.ac.uk>.
> This should be the solution to your problem.
> kind regards
> juergen anzer
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> SAMBA rejecting passwords from Win98 clients - the fix
> Thu, 22 Oct 1998 00:15:52 +1000
> "D.E.Pollard" <D.E.Pollard at qmw.ac.uk>
> Multiple recipients of list <samba at samba.anu.edu.au>
> There have been several postings about this phenomenon and we too
> fell into it when we introduced Win98 clients onto the network.
> Somewhere on the web I found the answer:
> By default Win98 sends passwords to a server encrypted, and by
> default SAMBA compiles with encrypted passwords switched off.
> Therefore the password one types in from a Win98 client is received
> by SAMBA in an encrypted form. SAMBA does not recognise it and
> rejects it.
> One can either migrate all clients over to using encrypted passwords
> and recompile SAMBA, and there are notes about this at the SAMBA
> website. Or one can switch off the encryption on the Win98 client by
> editing the registry. We have tried the latter and it works.
> Run regedit. Select
> Install the file ptxt_on.inf found in the tools\mtsutil directory of
> the Win98 CD. It's a short file so I reproduce it here:
> ; Decrypt.INF
> ; Copyright (c) 1993-1995 Microsoft Corporation
> At a later time one can reverse this and have encrypted passwords
> again by installing ptxt_off.inf, also on the CD.
> All the best,
> Deborah Pollard
> Dept of Engineering
> QMW, Univ of London
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