Mixed-case username causing trouble with login?

Kenneth Porter shiva at well.com
Thu Jan 28 12:33:21 GMT 1999

Running Samba 1.9.18p10 on RH Linux 5.2. I've got all my workstations
talking to the server, including Win98, NT4SP3 (with and without
registry plaintext patch), and OS/2. I'm running without encrypted

On one NT4 workstation, a user can log in with one account, username
all lowercase. With another username, he can't see the server. One name
is "chris", the other is "ChrisE". I have identically-named accounts on
the Unix side. I have username level cranked up to 8, and both
passwords are all lowercase. Password level is 1, because of 1
(working) mixed-case password on the LAN.

I tried smbclient -L from the Samba side to the workstation and could
view the workstation shares using the "chris" ID  and password and
using the -W option to set the correct domain (the workstation is not
in the same domain as the Samba server.)

What could be going wrong? This smells like a problem with the
mixed-case username.

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