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  1. Samba / Windows XP - Is there a plain password patch for XP

    I am running a samba server on Linux, which my Windows '95 or Windows
    '98 clients can successfully connect to.

    The Windows machines were patched with a registry key to produce a
    plain password, suitable for samba connectivity.

    Is there a patch available so that my Windows XP machine can connect
    to the Samba server ?

    Please advise

  2. Re: Samba / Windows XP - Is there a plain password patch for XP

    Fearing a spontaneous XP reboot, Mark Hobley mumbled this incantation:

    > I am running a samba server on Linux, which my Windows '95 or Windows
    > '98 clients can successfully connect to.
    >
    > The Windows machines were patched with a registry key to produce a
    > plain password, suitable for samba connectivity.
    >
    > Is there a patch available so that my Windows XP machine can connect
    > to the Samba server ?
    >
    > Please advise


    Do "man smb.conf" (excerpt shown). You'll probably have to undo those
    registry entries so that your other machines will use encryption.
    Then restart Samba.

    encrypt passwords (G)

    This boolean controls whether encrypted passwords will be negotiated with
    the client. Note that Windows NT 4.0 SP3 and above and also Windows 98 will
    by default expect encrypted passwords unless a registry entry is changed. To
    use encrypted passwords in Samba see the file ENCRYPTION.txt in the Samba
    documentation directory docs/ shipped with the source code.

    In order for encrypted passwords to work correctly smbd(8)must either have
    access to a local smbpasswd(5) program for information on how to set up and
    maintain this file), or set the security = [server|domain] parameter
    which causes smbd to authenticate against another server.

    Default: encrypt passwords = no

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    No, I won't fix your Windows computer!

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