[Samba] Windows 98 cannot connect to Samba 3.6.23-45el6 after upgrade from 3.0.33-3.41.el5

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 10 21:44:25 UTC 2018

On Wed, 2018-01-10 at 15:49 -0500, Justin Cantrell via samba wrote:
> Solved! That was painful.
> First, Samba 3.6.23-45el6 on CentOS6 doesn't start nmbd when samba 
> starts. Those are different services now.
> Make sure that's enabled and stars.
> Also, add to the smb.conf
>      lanman auth = yes
>      client lanman auth = yes
>      client ntlmv2 auth = no    ;client lanman auth son't work without 
> this. not sure why.
> Restart samba and you must use smbpasswd -a to the account again or it 
> won't accept the password.
> That was convoluted, but I hope it helps someone (ie: future me when I 
> break this again).

Ahh, yes.  This is because we don't want to store the LM hash (very
weak) if we don't need to.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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