NT4 User Unable to log in to Samba 1.9.17p5

Biswajit Sain sain at jharokha.wipinfo.soft.net
Wed Mar 4 04:45:49 GMT 1998

:: Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 10:34:36 -0800
:: From: "Rick Flower" <Rick.Flower at trw.com>
:: To: "'Samba Mailing List'" <samba at samba.anu.edu.au>
:: Subject: NT4 User Unable to log in to Samba 1.9.17p5
:: Message-ID: <001101bd46d3$0f45fa50$0f900481 at p02634211.SP.TRW.COM>
:: I've got a user here that is unable to connect to any of the Samba shares
:: that are available -- in fact, she doesn't even get past the username /
:: password
:: validation step.  The message that Samba puts into the logs is as follows :
:: NT Password did not match ! Defaulting to Lanman
:: To narrow down the problem, I logged onto her machine as myself
:: (from the same domain also) and then got onto the Samba server
:: without any problems.  Her username is 8 characters, is there some limit
:: on valid usernames?  We are running with encrypted passwords, and both
:: she and I have changed her password in the samba smbpasswd file without
:: any luck.
:: Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Is your NT client having SP/3 service pack installed? If that is the case,
then you need to compile and install samba with password encryption enabled.
Also, get the latest version of samba, which does not need any other library
for encryption, and has its own encryption code. I am running version 1.9.18p2
without any problem, though I had problem with earlier version of samba.

Get this version, then read doc/Encryption.txt properly, then follow the procedure
and install it, and then try from NT client. I think it will work, because it
does work at my place. Let me know if it does not, also with the log files.



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