[Samba] Trouble connecting to Samba 3.3.2 on Ubuntu from Win98

Michael Lueck mlueck at lueckdatasystems.com
Mon Mar 15 13:08:49 MDT 2010


Since the last time I tried to connect a Win98 client PC to our Samba PDC I upgraded the PDC from Debian Sarge and Samba 3.0.26a-1 from samba.org to an Ubuntu 9.04 server running Samba 3.3.2 from 
Ubuntu. I was able to port the smb.conf to the new server only changing the join domain script to account for Debian/Ubuntu differences to that one line.

I think I recall correctly the steps to connect Win98 to Samba, but it is not authenticating.

I checked the box to log into a NT domain, and filled in the domain name.

I also filled in the same domain name to the workgroup field "on the next tab from where I saw the NT domain name question". (Sorry, do not have the screen in front of me.)

I do not recall it being more complicated than that.

Once Win98 was rebooted, it comes up with a domain style login screen, and will not accept my password.

The accounts are known good - I can log in from Windows XP / 2000 and Linux computers just fine.

I see log files for this Win98 client showing up - both a IP addy named log and a hostname named log, both are zero (0) length.

Possibly did I forget a critical detail somewhere?


Michael Lueck
Lueck Data Systems

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