frustrated and lost

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Oct 1 15:21:42 GMT 1998

On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Andrew Perrin - Demography wrote:

> I believe the proble you're having is that you haven't set your smb
> password.  Note that, because of NT's limitations, it's not (currently)
> possible to authenticate NT logins (or, more accurately, SMB logins) via
> the /etc/passwd file.  (You can simulate this, I think, by using some of
> the PAM modules, but I don't know anything about those).

the PAM module you are referring to is pam_ntdom, and it requires either a
samba server (which requires a ~/private/smbpasswd file) or an NT PDC
(which requires the _equivalent_ of a private/smbpasswd file).

in other words, you can't win: you _must_ use nt/lm 16 byte clear-text
equivalent hashes.

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