Connecting to 1.9.18p10 from DOS boot diskette

Jayson Garrett Garrett at
Fri Jun 4 19:36:55 GMT 1999

I'm trying to connect to aSamba 1.9.18p10 share on my HP-UX 10.20 host, using an MS-DOS boot diskette (well, actually a Windows 95 boot diskette, but relying on the DOS-style protocol stack, etc.).

When I issue the same username and password that I use to connect to that share from my Windows NT client, I get an invalid password message.

Two things come to mind: is the DOS client sending my username in uppercase rather than lowercase? Or is the DOS client encrypting the password, like post-SP3 NT clients do? (I used the EnablePlainTextPassword option on my NT boxes to take care of that, btw) Or is it something else I haven't thought of yet? <G>

If anyone has any ideas, fixes, or workarounds please let me know.

BTW, the diskette was produced by the IC3 client-disk producer; the point of all this is so I can create an image of my hard drive using IC3 and put it on my HP-UX box for safekeeping.

Thanks in advance for any help!


Jayson T. Garrett, Mississippi College Computer Center
P.O. Box 4026, Clinton, MS 39058
601.925.3826   garrett at 

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