Encrypted passwords and OS2/Win95/Win98

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at frankfurt.netsurf.de
Sat Jan 2 16:02:03 GMT 1999


On Wed, 30 Dec 1998 02:17:00 +1100, Steve Snyder wrote:

>My LAN is running Samba v1.9.18p10 under RedHat Linux v5.2.  Using the SMB
>services are Win95 and OS/2 clients.  It's all running fine.

>I will soon be adding Win98, though, and I understand that there is a
>question of password encryption.  I'm concerned how the
>encrypted/plain-text communication of password will affect my existing

>If I reconfigure Samba to use encrypted passwords, won't that effectively
>disabling logging into the shares from Win95 and OS/2?

I can definitly state that OS/2 is running wonderful with 1.9.18p10 and "encrypt 
passwords = yes". It depends only on the correct password in smbpasswd, 
/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow have no influence.

>Is there a way to force Win98 to use plain-text passwords?  (Security isn't an
>issue here.)

You dont't want to do that. :-)

Hasta la vista,

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