Subject: Re: (Off topic) Need help getting Samba to work
To: Laine Stump , Chris Pinnock <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/28/2001 12:48:43
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 12:20:56PM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> I believe that's just when you're dealing with a Win2k PDC (Primary
> Domain Controller). If you're just using normal "local machine"-based
> usernames and passwords, everything should work just fine (works for
> me here), with one piece of preparation:
> All MS OSes after about WinNT 4.0 SP1 (ie just about everything except
> the original Win95) by default refuse to connect to a server that
> requires cleartext passwords. By default, Samba uses cleartext
> passwords. To make any of these OSes connect as client to a Samba
> server, you must do one of the following two:

just as a datapoint, at one of my previous jobs i setup a FreeBSD box running
samba 2.0.x with an NT4 PDC using domain as my auth type.  we had a mix of
Win98, WinNT4 and Win2K on the desktops (well, except for me, heh) and had
absolutely no problems with it.  even had people using DAVE on MacOS to use
the fileserver as well.

it's now about a year and two jobs later, so i don't really remember how i had
it configured, but i could ask the guy who took it over to mail me the config
file if need be.

i'm going to assume i set it up with encrypted passwords since we had no Win95
on any of the machine (Internet Startup, all machines were new enough to not
have 95 on them)

just what i can remember to try and help you.