password problem -- or bug?

Giulio Orsero giulioo at
Thu Mar 30 14:56:54 GMT 2000

On Thu, 30 Mar 2000 17:45:38 +1000, hai scritto:

>>Have you tried deleting all *.pwl files on the win9x machine?
>You have got something there. I just deleted the *.pwl files
>on my win95 machine. After that I could not succesfully
>log in without supplying the password. However, when
>prompted for a password there is an option to save the
>password in some sort of password list -- and the default
>is that the password is saved. Thus, the problem will

My guess is that your pwl files were corrupted (what you saw was not
normal behavior). If you try saving the password and then using a blank
password at network login you shouldn't be able to access the shares.
Samba cannot distinguish between the 2 cases.
If the problem persists you can disable password caching on the Win9x
clients, there is a kb article whose number I don't remember...

giulioo at

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