Depending upon whether you want to use encrypted passwords, you can set your
samba to use Encrypted Passwords = No and set your Windows 98 registry as
1. click on: Start -> Run
2. type "regedit" then <ENTER>
3. double click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
4. locate the following key:
5. from the menu bar select Edit -> New -> DWORD Value
6. rename the entry from "New Value #1" to "EnablePlainTextPassword"
7. press <ENTER> then double click on the new entry. You'll be asked to set a
value, nd this should be 1.
8. you guessed it - reboot!
By the way, it's in your Samba documentation - the above points are directly
from it. For my linux (Slackware 3.5), the location is
If you're on a home network, the above will more than suffice.
> Running Redhat 6.2. with Samba. In the Samba Global Setting, when Encrypted
> Passwords = No, then the Window 95 computer can the Linux computer in
> Network Neighborhood. However the Windows 98 computer is unable to see the
> Linux computer in the Network Neighborhood.
> When Encrpted Passwords = Yes, then the reverse is true. The Windows 98
> computer can see the Linux computer in Network Neighborhood, and the Windows
> 95 computer are unable to see the Linux computer. Using Find Computer on
> the Windows computer does not locate the Linux box.
> Any suggestions welcomed.