[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Fri Nov 27 13:49:04 UTC 2020

The branch, master has been updated
       via  5c27740aeff docs-xml: Add a section about weak crypto in testparm manpage
      from  4142bde7e52 s4: rename source4/smbd/ to source4/samba/


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commit 5c27740aeff273bcd5f027d36874e56170234146
Author: Andreas Schneider <asn at samba.org>
Date:   Fri Nov 27 11:22:15 2020 +0100

    docs-xml: Add a section about weak crypto in testparm manpage
    BUG: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14583
    Signed-off-by: Andreas Schneider <asn at samba.org>
    Reviewed-by: Alexander Bokovoy <ab at samba.org>
    Autobuild-User(master): Andreas Schneider <asn at cryptomilk.org>
    Autobuild-Date(master): Fri Nov 27 13:48:20 UTC 2020 on sn-devel-184


Summary of changes:
 docs-xml/manpages/testparm.1.xml | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

Changeset truncated at 500 lines:

diff --git a/docs-xml/manpages/testparm.1.xml b/docs-xml/manpages/testparm.1.xml
index 9099cda010f..7c7abf50e8b 100644
--- a/docs-xml/manpages/testparm.1.xml
+++ b/docs-xml/manpages/testparm.1.xml
@@ -171,6 +171,15 @@
 	errors and warnings if the file did not load. If the file was 
 	loaded OK, the program then dumps all known service details 
 	to stdout. </para>
+	<para>For certain use cases, SMB protocol requires use of
+	cryptographic algorithms which are known to be weak and already
+	broken. DES and ARCFOUR (RC4) ciphers and the SHA1 and MD5 hash
+	algorithms are considered weak but they are required for backward
+	compatibility. The testparm utility shows whether the Samba tools
+	will fall back to these weak crypto algorithms if it is not possible
+	to use strong cryptography by default.
+	In FIPS mode weak crypto cannot be enabled.</para>

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