Security = user + Win2k native domains

Herb Lewis herb at
Mon Sep 17 15:41:05 GMT 2001

> Hugo Levasseur wrote:
> Under my NT Domain I used to be able to mount homes automatically.
> Now that I have migrated to Win2k not only do my homes ont mount
> automatically ... but when a user tries to manually mount his home
> drive the samba server asks for authentification.  Is there any reason
> for this? (Passwords are the same on the Win2k DC and the Samba
> server)
> Hugo

Are you running in plaintext mode? If so, here is what I said in a 
previous post.

One other issue with plaintext passwords that is often confusing is
that NT and W2K clients will prompt for a username and password
when you reconnect to the shares even if your NT password and *NIX 
password are the same. The dialog box indicates the passwords are
wrong even though you know they are correct. It really should say
"I'm about to send a plaintext password. Do you want to continue?"

The only way to stop NT from prompting for the password is to set
encrypted passwords.

Herb Lewis                               Silicon Graphics 
Networking Engineer                      1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy MS-510
Strategic Software Organization          Mountain View, CA  94043-1351
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