Samba server & NT Workstation

Paul L. Lussier plussier at BayNetworks.COM
Thu Oct 1 13:20:38 GMT 1998

In a message dated: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 20:50:02 +1000
"Alexander Polonsky" said:

>Hi all!
>I have problem with Samba and NT 4.0 workstation. I configured Samba
>1.9.17p2 under FreeBSD so some directories became accessible from Windows
>95. But when I tried to 
>access them from NT Workstation, I received error message :
>System error 1240 has occurred.
>The account is not authorized to login from this station.

My guess is you're suffering from the NT4.0 encypted password thing :)

NT4.0 by default, sends passwords across the network encrypted, Win95 does
not.  If you're authenticating against /etc/passwd or an NIS passwd file
for example, the password comes in from the NT4 ws pre-encrypted, and is then
encrypted again in order to be matched against the password in the passwd
file.  Of course they won't match, therefore, you get an access denied

There are a couple of things you can do:

	1.  Set up your NT 4.0 workstations to transmit clear-text passwords
	    by editing the registry

	2.  Set up Samba to accept encrypted passwords

You may also be able to set up Samba to authenticate against an NT4 server
instead of a local file, but I'm not sure that will solve your problem.

plussier at
Broadband Technology Division - Bay Networks (now a Nortel Company, Eh! :)

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