samba 2.0.5a and win2000

Juha Pesonen jp at
Tue Sep 26 06:43:19 GMT 2000

Peter Samuelson wrote:

> Sorry for the delay, I'm behind on Samba mail..
> [Juha Pesonen <jp at>]
> > I have tried to get samba 2.0.5a on Debian Linux (kernel 2.0.36)
> > working with window$ 2000 Professional clients, but browsing in win
> > exploder doesn't work.
> Windows 2000 has several known "issues" with Samba 2.0.5a.  Some are
> resolved in 2.0.6 and others in 2.0.7.  As I recall, almost all are
> actually bugs in Windows, which Samba works around, not that that
> matters in a practical sense.  Note that Samba-as-domain-controller
> will not work with Windows 2000 at all (except some alpha versions).
> > I've also tried the newest samba release, but then nothing works, not
> > even with win98 (due to kernel version ??).
> Known problem with Debian's 2.0.7 package.  The problem is that Eloy
> compiled Samba with 2.2 kernel headers.  Rebuilding from source
> (apt-get -b source samba && dpkg -i samba_2.0.7*.deb) should fix it.
> Peter

Thanks, Peter

I got it all working after compiling new kernel (2.2.17) and installing
Samba 2.0.7. I have the password crypting on from smb.conf, and all w2k
pro workstations seem to be able to access my Linux box as a member of win


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