After upgrade to 2.0.6, Win98 users can't connect to Samba shares

Colin Brooks cbrooks at
Wed Apr 26 23:08:21 GMT 2000

Hello everyone -
	I just upgraded from Samba 1.9.16p9 to 2.0.6 last week.  Samba is running 
on my Digital UNIX 4.0E (aka Tru64 aka OSF1) workstation, and I have 
various Win'95, Win'98, and NT 4.0 (SP4 & SP6) computers accessing the 
Samba shares.  One share is read-only, and one is read/write to specific 
users (I've included my smb.conf file below).  If a users accesses the 
read-only or read/write share from an NT 4.0 machine, then Samba accepts 
the connection.  If the same user tries to connect from a Win'98 machine, 
he or she gets the message "The password is incorrect.  Try again."  The 
user name and password are the same on the Digital UNIX, Win'98, and NT 4.0 
machines.  Both the Win'98 and the NT 4.0 machines have the plain password 
registry patch applied.

Looking at the log files, the old version of Samba used to record this when 
connecting from Win'98 & Win'95 to the read-only connection:
04/06/00 10:29:40 inspiron ( connect to service rootdir as 
user guest (uid=8123,gid=15) (pid 4521)
04/06/00 17:23:05 inspiron ( closed connection to service 

Now, with 2.0.6, the log file for this particular Win'98 computer records 
this instead:
[2000/04/26 15:38:08, 1] smbd/reply.c:(909)
   Rejecting user 'adina': authentication failed

But as I said earlier, if user "adina" tries to connect from an NT 4.0 
machine, the connection works fine.    One other difference about the new 
version of Samba:  The read-only connection now requires a password & the 
log file records the user's name, whereas the old version recorded the 
connection as "guest" & didn't require a password.

I'm stumped as to what's going on here.  Clearly (to me) the difference is 
a result of the upgrade.  Why is the new version of Samba acting 
differently, and how do I fix it so the Windows 98 & 95 network shares work 

My smb.conf file:
    printing = bsd
    printcap name = /etc/printcap
    load printers = yes
    guest account = guest
    workgroup = hrec
    wins support = yes
    wins proxy = yes
    preserve case = yes
    short preserve case = yes
    hosts allow = 169.228.93.
    max log size = 25000
    comment = All Printers
    browseable = no
    printable = yes
    public = no
    writable = no
    create mode = 0700
    comment = Root directory on hopland
    path = /
    read only = yes
    public = yes
comment = Share for GIS work with write access to hopland
path = /
valid users = cbrooks rixanne urbdig coey
public = no
writable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0775

Any and all help appreciated!


Colin Brooks                       	
GIS Analyst 				
Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program (IHRMP)
University of California, Berkeley
Hopland Research & Extension Center (HREC)	
4070 University Rd.                 		
Hopland, CA 95449                  		
Primary #'s (at Hopland) - TEL:(707)744-1270  FAX:(707)744-1040
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