Setting up Windows clients to access NIS

This is a security issue. NIS uses plain text passwords.

Registry Change

Set the value of 'enableplaintextpassword' to 1 (hexadecimal) in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation\parameters\

smb.conf

encrypt passwords = no

You are already using NIS so your passwords are unencrypted.


Author: Lance Rathbone
Last modified: Wednesday June 18, 2008

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