Problem with Samba-windows98

Herb Lewis herb at
Thu Aug 24 18:27:55 GMT 2000

David Gunnarsson wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a linux(susse) running samba and am trying to connect from windows98.
> I have no problem seeing the linux computer in the network neigbourhood.
> I can also see the folders shared from it.
> When Im accessing a folder I get prompted for password (my login on
> windows98 is the same as for linux). But it doesnt accept the password "Bad
> password".
check out the file ENCRYPTION.txt in the docs directory. This
sounds like a plaintext vs encrypted password issue.

> When I log in from other windows98 computers in the network I have the same
> problem and all other users also have it.
> BUT, when I log in from a NT 4 or windows95 computers I have no problem
> accessing the linux computer running Samba.
> Am I missing some settings or isnt Samba compatible with windows98?!?
> If somebody have had the same problem and solved it please send me the
> solution.
> /David
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Herb Lewis                               Silicon Graphics 
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