> > It works with a windows95 client. but when I click the icon of
> the linux
> > box in network neighborhood from a NT server, it pops up a windows
> > that says wrong password or unknown username. I tried put in the
> > username and password as specified in the smb.conf file it tells me the
> > username is not allowed on the linux machine. but the username does
> > work for all windows95 clients. Could anyone tell me what's wrong
> > with this NT client?
>> Read encryption.txt in doc folder of your distribution.
> Also on NT clients must have allow all uppercase enabled under folder
> You may also need to have usernames and passwords identical on both
> linux and NT but it may not be nessecary for browsing, as I used samba
> to implement Clearcase in a mixed mode env and that was a requirement.
Do you have an NT domain? If so, add samba to the domain
and use 'security = domain, password server = *' and you're
You'll need to create accounts on the samba box with the same
_names_ as the NT accounts. There are scripts to do this.
(Maybe there's a samba option that allows for a file to
specify the mapping from NT<->Linux accounts. Check the
Anyway, once samba is part of the domain, all the password
issues just disappear. Completely. And connecting to a
samba share gets quicker. Much quicker.
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