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jjohn (22)

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Sunday October 28, 2001
10:38 AM

Humor in WindowsME registry

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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.


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  • Enable Samba's password encryption. erm.

    # You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
    # ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
    # Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
        encrypt passwords = yes
        null passwords = yes
        smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

      ---ict / Spoon