[ILUG] Why NT can't explore samba?
Charles Sharp - Sun Ireland - Desktop Applications + Middleware - Software Engineer
Charles.Sharp at ireland.sun.com
Tue Dec 19 12:12:27 GMT 2000
A while back I was supporting some people using Samba on a
Sparc talking to both '95 and NT machines. I remember
having two different problems. They're a little mixed
in my memory (more of this happens everyday...), though.
I seem to remember that (the old) SMB protocol had a
tendency to uppercase everything, passwords and file names.
Win95 expected/handled this. NT didn't.
You can set configurations in Samba to deal with a system
either on a case-sensitive situation (NT) or not (95).
I think this has ramifications for both passwords and filenames.
I seem to remember having to let my Win95 users know that
something they wanted to do/see wasn't going to work
correctly since, I had more NT users.
Hope this isn't just random noise.
Charles Sharp, Developer, Sun Ireland
> Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 09:54:07 +0000
> From: Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Why NT can't explore samba?
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> On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 05:35:07PM +0800 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> dan at public1.wx.js.cn thought:
> > 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?
> A lack of encrypted password support in samba I'd guess. I haven't played
> with such stuff myself so you'll have to read the documentation!
> Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
> Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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