I realize the unit does not officially support Windows 98 and such, however I have a requirement for Windows 98 to work with this unit and it's not a problem that will just go away if I ignore it (the Windows 98 machines regulate specialized equipment for which no newer software exists).
I use the unit in a domain and my Windows 98 stations are properly added and otherwise functioning in a domain, however when accessing the device, I cannot obtain the shared folders list and therefore cannot access the unit.
Reviewing the documentation I am able to surmise that the problem is in the access to the IPC$ share, from which the share list is derived. From my understanding Windows 2000+ use domain credentials to access it, whereas Windows 98 does not and the unit is configured by default to only allow access to the share list by domain users. Therefore I would only need to change in smb.conf: "Map to Guest = Bad User" or "Map to Guest = Bad Password" from the default and my Windows 98 machines would have access.
I understand it might be possible to do this trough modules, but of course have insufficient information to figure out how to make one. Is there a SSH module I can install for this unit that will let me change the configuration file by hand?
Changing it will not work, because the smb start script rebuilds it from scratch every time.
There are some threads here how to do that (sorry, i am to lazy to search for it) - but the principles are: - You need SSHD and SYSHUSER module for ssh access - You need META module for running startup scripts at reboot or restart
The startup scripts waits till the smbd is started, then replaces the smb.conf completly or modifies it and the starts smb (but without usage of the standard start script)
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