[Samba] Samba3 Win95 interoperability
abartlet at samba.org
Mon Jun 28 22:43:27 GMT 2004
On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 16:20, Tomás Polák wrote:
> W95 by default uses plain text password instead of W98
> and newest which uses encrypted passwords by default.
This is incorrect. Win95 and Win98 support exactly the same encrypted
scheme and use it by preference and default.
> Samba allows to use only one of these at a time as configured
> by encrypt passwords directive. So all your Samba client
> machines must use same type of passwords.
> Two ways to do:
> - set W2K to use plain text passwords (wrong way)
> - set W95 to use ecrypted password (normal solution)
There is nothing that needs to be done to the client to make any
Microsoft client use encrypted passwords.
> >From O'Relly Using Samba book:
> In Samba distribution you can find /doc/Registry with
> platform-specific .reg files, that changes your Windows
> registry settings to use plain passwords. You can use that
> to see which reistry entry in W95 is used for password
> mode and change that by hand to preffered value.
After Win95B, *plaintext* password support was disabled, and could only
be re-enabled by a registry key. Plaintext passwords are useless, for
reasons of network security, untested code and the constant series of
password pop-ups they generate.
> > lanman auth = no
This is the cause of the inability to connect from Win95/98 machines.
These clients only support Lanman authentication, and so have been
locked out of this server.
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