Yep - your Windows'98 machine sends encrypted passwords.
There is a security hole in SAMBA and Win'95 where passwords were sent
in clear form across the network so anyone could intercept them.
There are several solutions:
a) setup Win'98 to send passwords in clear form
[you can do this using regedit, this means you accept the resulting
b) get SAMBA to use encrypted passwords and either
get the patch to update your Win'95 box to encrypt passwords
upgrade your Win'95 box to Win'98
There is a web site for SAMBA detailing the problems - can't remember
the link though.
> I recently installed Linux (RedHat 5.2) and Samba on one machine in my small
> network (3 computers, no dedicated server, Ethernet-hub). Both my
> Windows-machines finds my Linux-computer when I run Samba. On one of them I
> run Windows 95 and on the other I run Windows 98. But it is only on my
> Windows 95-machine I actually can log in with a password. In Windows 98 I
> can't get it to accept the password (the same password as in 95). On both
> computers I log in with the same username. What is the problem? Any