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i'm using a samba 2.0 server running slackware linux and a win98 client.
when im creating password protected shares on the linux machine and adding the user and a password to the smbpasswd file i still can't use the shares. here's how the share look in my smb.conf file:

[anders]
comment = anders' home
path = /home/anders
writeable = yes
valid users = anders
public = yes


well, when i try to use the share i have to type in a password. i'm sure i'm typing the right one, but it's not accepted anyway. "anders" is the current win98 user (do i have to log in in a special way so samba knows who i am?)
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by:wqclatre
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Try encrypt passwords = no in smb.conf

AND in win98 us regedit and fix it like this:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP]
"EnablePlainTextPassword"=dword:00000001
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Take a look at the momments in: (I think you have a working smb.conf file there....
http://www.experts-exchange.com/topics/comp/os-linux/networking/Q.10118718
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by:Grahn
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Wow, its working...i forgot the encrpyt password thing...
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by:wqclatre
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Hmmmmm... what are you doing Grahn??? Is that a answer to anders question?
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by:anders_02
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wqclatre: just propose an answer an i'll give you the points...
thanks again for helping :) ..i guess you know me right now...
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by:wqclatre
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Anders sound's like a swedish name.. Is it?
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by:anders_02
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out of points you know...
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propose an answer...
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wqclatre earned 50 total points
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OK! *smile*
So It works with the
 encrypt passwords = yes ? It shall do so! Otherwise you have to use regedit as I said.
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yep, im from sweden
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So am I!
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