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Windows7 & Samba Shares

I recently upgraded a machine to Windows7 and was unable to see mount any of the network Samba shares (from an Ubuntu server). After a bit of Googling I found this fix…

  • Open Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools
  • Launch Local Security Policy
  • Select Local Policies->Security Options
  • Find the ‘Network security: LAN Manager authentication level’ entry & click to change
  • Change the dropdown to ‘Send LM & NTLM responses’ & OK
  • Find the ‘Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients’ & click to change
  • Ensure both options are not checked

That should do it, go back to the network area in explorer and refresh to see your Samba shares again (hopefully).

So far not overly impressed by Windows7, it’s shiny and boots/shuts-down quicker than old Windows (no where near as fast as OSX though, about the same as Ubuntu9.10) but under the hood it still seems as clunky as ever, and there’s dialogues that obviously haven’t changed since XP (e.g. joining a workgroup).

Syncing iPhone 2+ firmware with Linux!

Ever since Apple so kindly updated the iTunes database encryption key with the v2 firmware it’s been impossible to sync an iPhone with anything other than iTunes.

Yesterday I found a site describing an extremely simple hack that appears to re-enable syncing to older software simply by tricking the iPhone into reporting it’s still running an old database version. I’ve done it on mine (fw 2.2) and it appears to work brilliantly, I can now synch with gtkPod or Amarok in Ubuntu, and if I (have to) boot back into XP iTunes doesn’t seem to complain and I can still do backups and AppStore sync’s as normal.

Using Amarok and other iTunesDB compatible software with the iPhone 2.x @ Abort,Retry,Hack

Excellent, f**k you Apple (again)!