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

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 13:14:47 MDT 2010

I think you have to set

encrypt passwords = false
  lanman auth = true

which is not enabled by default since it is considered a big security hole.

On 03/15/2010 03:08 PM, Michael Lueck wrote:
> Greetings-
> 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?
> TIA!

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