The problem is almost certainly encrypted/unencrypted passwords (at least in
my limited experience).
The details are sketchy, but AFAIR NT 4 earlier than SP 3, and W95 used
plain text passwords. Later products used encrypted passwords.
In all likelihood, your win95 box is using plain-text (hence it works
withouth the encrypt-passwords setting in globals), but NT is encrypting,
and the encrypted stuff it sends looks like garbage when compared to the
plain text of the password.
you can edit NT registry to disable the encrypted passwords (prob not a
great idea, since the encryption is a useful feature), this is described
somewhere in the Samba docs (might be faq).
Set Samba up to use encrypted passwords, and persuade W95 to do the same
(don't know how to do the second bit).
when samba is using encrypted passwords, it needs a new password file. As
root, add users as follows
smbpasswd -a username
and supply a pword when asked (twice)
-a indicates that it creates the user. then later the users can set their
own passwords with just
hope this helps
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