Case sensitive password Win95 client

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Fri Jun 23 12:08:30 GMT 2000

On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Werner Maes wrote:
> I have a Samba server with domain logons enabled and with
> encrypt passwords=no. So I don't use the smbpasswd file, only
> the Unix password files.
> When I try to logon with a Win95 client (client for Microsoft Networks,
> logging on to a domain), people with mixed-case passwords cannot logon
> to the Samba logon server. Those with a password in lower case can logon
> without any problem.

	As you're using a special version of the passwd program,
	add an option to do case-insensitive matches, and pass
	it in calls from samba only.  Should takeabout three
	lines of code... plus one in Samba itself.

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