William Knox wknox at
Tue Oct 13 17:04:54 GMT 1998

There is a configuration setting in the smb.conf file that you need to set in 
order to allow zero-length passwords.  It is 'null passwords = yes'.  They are
by default not allowed.

					Bill Knox (wknox at
					Harvard University Herbaria
					(617 496-3023

On Mon, 12 Oct 1998 01:09:22 +1000  "Florian G. Pflug" wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to introduce samba at my school, but I'm having problems. 
> I user samba-1.9.18p10, with Debian 1.3.1
> We have some WfW 3.11 clients.
> The following happens:
> ) The clients can't connect as a user that hast "" (nothing) as password.
> 	This also happend with smbclient as client
> ) User whos password is longer then 8 characters can't connect with
> smbclient, if the type in more then 8 characters at the password prompt. If
> they type only the first 8 charactes, then can connect without a problem.
> We don't user encrypted password (I guess WfW 3.11 doesn't support them).
> It looks as if the password-comparing code in 1.9.18p10 is broken - but of
> course I can be wrong.
>                                                Greetings from Vienna
>                                                   Florian Pflug

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