NT4 login (again)

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Sat Jun 5 12:26:49 GMT 1999

Stephen L Arnold wrote:
> > The account is not authorized to login from this station.
> This an artifact of NT.  In the winNT.txt file in the samba docs,
> it states that NT4SP3 trying to connect to samba in user level
> security will not browse until you have an open connection.  Go to
> a command prompt and map a samba share with the Net Use command
> (specify your samba username via the command line switch).  Then
> try browsing the samba server in NetHood (it should work fine).

Not true.  Under sp3, MS set the default for NT (and 
under the redirector update for 95), to not downgrade 
to plain text passwords if encryption was not supported 
by the server.  This capability is negotiated during the 
session setup in user mode security.  

The fix is to either enable encrypted passwords on the 
samba server (e.g. encrypt passwords = yes), or to 
use the nt4_plainpassword.reg file included with samba.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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