newbie question

Florian G. Pflug fgp at
Mon Nov 30 00:33:40 GMT 1998

On Mon, Nov 30, 1998 at 06:54:38AM +1100, Dave Kirkby wrote:
> > After performing the reg edit
> > and configuring TCP/IP and creating the smbpasswd (haven't converted
> to
> > encrypted though), I can see the unix host just fine.  The problem
> > comes when the NT 4 workstations (I have no NT servers) try to access
> > the shares.  The server ALLWAYS asks me for account and password.
> As far as I know, NT will  always asks for passwords, unless you have
> set up encrypted ones, which is pretty easy to do. Hence its not
> supprising you have this problem.
> BUT (and its a big but), my NT workstation still asks for the passwords
> even though I have set up encrypted passwords. So if anyone else can
> throw any light on this, I too would be interested.

The exactly same happened to me.. I think winnt saved the information that
the server uses unecrypted passwords and is "unsafe" somewher in
the registry and therefor switching to encrypted passwords doesn't prevent
nt from asking for the password every time.

One another machine I installed nt after swiching to encrypted password and
I doesn't ask for the password every time

                                       Greetings, Florian Pflug

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