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Authored by: robg on Jun 12, '02 11:11:19AM
I have clarified the info on password encryption, thanks to an email from Paul F., who explained exactly how password encryption has evolved in the Windows world:
The evolution of encrypted passwords on Windows has been from un-encrypted (Win 3.11, Win 95 before the SMB Update, WinNT4 before SP 3) to encrypted (WinNT 4.0 SP 3 and greater, Win2K, Win XP). Unless the user goes into the registry and alters the UsePlainTextPasswords setting (NOT advised!), encrypted passwords are a must. Hence, for all current versions of Windows, one MUST set "encrypt passwords" to YES.
I also added a blurb about checking for the most recent version of Samba, and generally cleaned up the formatting a bit. Thanks, Paul, for the Windows encryption info! -rob.

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