Samba PDC & NT domain logons

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Jun 24 18:25:53 GMT 1998

louis.botha at wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I try to log in to a Samba PDC from an NT4SP3 workstation with a
> valid username but an invalid password, I get logged into the machine
> (but obviously not the shares).  I compiled in the ARCFOUR code from
> ssh-1.2.22 (ie. used the -DUSE_ARCFOUR_FROM_SSH_SOURCE define and
> arcfour.o from the ssh source).

This is unnecessary in the main branch code which you should be using. 
Sounds like you grabbed BRANCH_NTDOM.  See the NTDOM FAQ for current

> Surely once I have compiled in the ARCFOUR encryption I should not be
> logged in to the workstation if I provide an incorrect password?  Or
> did I misunderstand the docs?
> My source tree is the current CVS tree (23 June).  The same behavior
> occurs both on Solaris 2.6 with gcc and Linux 2.0.33 with gcc
>  Attached is my modified Makefile, showing my modified bits.
> I suppose what I need to know is whether my reasoning is correct, 
> before I start spending hours debugging the SMB code :-)

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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