I use Windows Millennium. I'm not proud, but it does games and porn really well. I work on my Linux box. When I want to move files between these machines, I use Samba. That is until I changed something (I think I updated my Red Hat box). In any event, WinMe wouldn't connect to the Linux box anymore. A quick search of google showed what I suspected: winMe encrypts it's smb passwords over the wire. Samba expects plain text passwords. Oy. The solution is to add a value to a deeply buried registry key. When I actually went there, I found this.