Thanks for your response.  After reading your response and accessing the web
pages, I still am unclear.  I've read several times that I will get the
password prompt.  However, I cannot find what the password prompt does after
a password is entered, if anything.  Does the revised password ever get to
the AS/400?  Please help me clarify this.  Thanks. 


Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 16:00:59 -0500
From: "Roger Pence" <>
Subject: Re: NetServer: Accessing files with unmatched passwords


You've correctly described the situation for Win98.

For Win9x, the user IDs must match, but the passwords don't. If the user IDs
don't match, you won't get in. If the passwords don't match, you can't avoid
the password prompt.

For WinNT, both the user IDs and passwords can vary. NT prompts for both
passwords and user IDs.

There is an escape hatch with NetServer's guest profile, but using that
pretty much relegates security useless. The explains this all pretty clearly.

Note too that there is a (very) new NetServer redpiece at


Diana Hicks
Town of Jupiter

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