Win98 Incorrect Password Problem

Grant grant at
Wed Mar 28 03:55:42 GMT 2001

You also need to set:

encrypt passwords = yes

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:

> hi Rory,
> Win98 takes whatever username you use when you log in to Win98 at bootup
> time.  So if your samba server is in user level security, then you need to
> make sure that whatever username you use to login to windows is in your
> linux /etc/passwd file.  If you don't want to send unencrypted passwds from
> windows, you also need to add the user and the same passwd as you use in
> windows to the smbpasswd file with the smbpasswd command.
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rory O'Connor [mailto:rory at]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 22:38
> To: samba at
> Subject: Win98 Incorrect Password Problem
> Please pardon me if this has been solved already and I missed it, I am new
> to the list.
> I'm getting "Incorrect Password" from win98se when trying to connect to my
> linux machine (running samba).
> Apparantly this is a common problem because there is a fix on the microsoft
> site.  but their recommended fix is to install the CHAP protocol, which I
> cannot find any information about.
> I don't really want to send plain text passwords over my network, but I
> tried it just to see if it would work and it did not....which leads me to my
> next question...where is samba getting it's username from?  my windows98
> computer name?  I'm only getting a password prompt, nothing about username.
> The only way I could get it to work is to change the samba security to
> "share" level...which isn't the safest.
> thanks!
> rory

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