Access problem

Arnick Hahn arnick at
Mon Jan 10 21:42:16 GMT 2000

Hello. I'm the one who posted about getting an error message "That account
is not authorized to login from this station."

Solution is found in WinNT.txt:

All versions of Windows NT prior to 4.0 Service Pack 3 could negotiate
plain text (clear text) passwords. Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 changed
this default behaviour so it now will only handle encrypted passwords.
The following registry entry change will re-enable clear text password

Run regedt32.exe and locate the hive key entry:

Add the following value:

For Win95, read Win95.txt.

Happy "Samba"ing!

- arnick

-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Harper [mailto:benh at]
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 12:32 PM
To: arnick at
Cc: samba at
Subject: Re: Access problem

I have been having the exact same problem with my server I have been trying
to setup, with the exception that I am in a 98/NT enviornment and I get the
same error message on everybody's Windows-Based machine, except that NT will
ask me for both a username and password, and 98 just asks me for a password.
I have also included my smb.conf file if this helps.
Thanks for your help in advance,

        workgroup = STONEGROUND
        netbios name = STONE-27
        server string = Samba %v
        interfaces = eth0
        passwd program = /usr/bin/smbpasswd
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        dns proxy = No
        guest ok = Yes
        security = user

        comment = Home Directories
        path = /home
        read only = No
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        print ok = Yes
        browseable = No

        comment = Temporary file space
        path = /tmp
        read only = No

        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /home/public
        write list = @staff
        read only = No
        guest only = Yes

        path = /tmp

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