MS DOS client : solution

Christoph Müller mueller-dlg at
Sun Jun 7 22:43:04 GMT 1998

>Date: Sat, 6 Jun 1998 00:01:21 +-200
>From: Philippe GUILLEMETTE <philippe.guillemette at>
>To: "'Samba'" <samba at>
>Subject: MS DOS client : solution
>Message-ID: <01BD90DE.3D84E160 at>
> Hello,
>I finally found a solution to allow basic MS DOS client 3.0 redirector to work with Samba.
>I'm sure you'll find it ugly, but it works. Under CORE protocol, the $"#&^ MS client sends unencrypted 
>passwords to the samba server (maybe there is no support of encryption in CORE, I don't know). 
>So as my clients are either W95, WfW, NT or DOS machines, I simply remove the support 
>of LANMAN1 and LANMAN2 protocols in the negotiation between Samba and the client. All machines
>which are not DOS will agree on a higher protocol anyway ...
>The only trade-off (?) is that at the first time, the DOS clients have to connect with the 
>syntax : net use \\machine\share%username [password], no big deal. But I have more than 590 k
>of free memory under DOS ...

I just had the same problem, and I set up the basic-redirector of MS-TCPIP-Client with encrypted passwords, saving lots of memory as described. Maybe this is pointless, but I just would like to understand it better, what advantages does the solution described above have vs. using encrypted passwords.

Christoph Mueller
mueller-dlg at

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