Bug 76533 - confusing Samba documentation
confusing Samba documentation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-22 17:57 EDT by Nick Mumbach
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-16 16:39:04 EST
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Description Nick Mumbach 2002-10-22 17:57:54 EDT
Description of Problem: confusion in configuration guide

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Red Hat 8.0

How Reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. read configuration guide

Actual Results: confusion

Expected Results: clarity

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Nick Mumbach 2002-10-22 18:10:43 EDT
rhl-cg-en-8.0\s1-samba-configuring.html states (under Samba Passwords)
'In Red Hat Linux 8.0 encrypted passwords are enabled by default ...' the next
paragraph then states ' ... you can ... either edit your Windows registry to use
plaintext passwords, or configure Samba on your Linux system to use encrypted

Are they encrypted by default, or not?  It seems no matter which way I try to
set it up, I can see in Network Neighborhood (but not access) my Samba share
from a W95B station. It pops up a window asking for my PW, listing the resource
as \\NICK-HOME-RH\IPC$ (my Red Hat system is Nick-Home-RH).  Is character case
of concern here?
Comment 2 Jay Fenlason 2004-11-16 16:39:04 EST
Documentation is much improved in samba-3.0. 

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