Samba Migration

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Nov 6 04:48:04 GMT 2001

Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Bill Moran wrote:
>>You may be dealing with a problem of encrypted passwords ...
>>Older version of Win95 used cleartext passwords, while newer
>>versions use encrypted passwords.  The two auth techniques are
>>not compatable.
> Nope.  This is incorrect.  **all** MS operating systems will
> use ntlm (password encryption) if the server supports.
> Older client would downgrade to clear text, but would
> gladly use ntlm if the server supported it.

Then why did I have to downgrade a win95 network to cleartext
passwords when half the stations wouldn't auth with encrypted
passwords?  And how do I get the older win95 stations to use
encrypted passwords?

>>man page claims that the default is encryption on, but that may
>>no longer be the default for newer versions of Samba.
> Huh?   What man page are you reading?

> This is a confusing statement
> to me.  "encrypt passwords" defaults to "no"

You're correct, I made a typo.  What was so confusing about it?
All anyone had to do was read the docs (like I suggested) to see
that I had made a mistake.

On the other side of that, sorry for the misinformation.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology

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