[lug] Samba and passwd

John Karns jkarns at csd.net
Sun Dec 31 11:22:02 MST 2000

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, John Starkey uttered:

> I'm trying to map my annoying Windoze machine to my home dir. Everything
> seems to be fine with the exception of the auth. 
> I checked regedit and enabled PlainTextPassword and the smb.conf passwd
> encryption lines are commented out.
> I think this may be the same problem I've been having with Netatalk. 
> Can anyone tell me where else I need to look for this. I'm using shadow
> and tried it both ways with netatalk. Still no luck. 

I don't know anything about netatalk, but for W9x + samba you need to add
entries to smbpasswd.  You can specify the path to smbpasswd in smb.conf,
which IMO is a good idea, because it varies according to compile time
options.  If you compile w/o mods, the default is
sambaSourceDir/private/smbpasswd.  There is a script to create smbpasswd
from /etc/passwd.  Then run "mksmbpasswd username passwd" to change the
passwd to agree with the W9x login pw.

The docs included with the samba distro have all the info.

John Karns                                              jkarns at csd.net

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