nt password changing now works.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Wed Oct 21 17:23:58 GMT 1998

On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Christian Kumpf wrote:

> Hi,
> > Quick question on this...how does this synchronize with /etc/passwd???
> > Would like to allow the NT users to change their Unix password using their
> > NT workstations.
> as far I understand the differences between NT and UNIX authentication, this
> is impossible!
> The NT boxes (and hence samba) allways send encrypted passwords (encrypted
> with NT password algorithm). The UNIX boxes expect cleartext passwords and
> do a crypt()-call before storage in /etc/passwd and before comparing.

hee hee hee.  christian, the nt password change and the win95 password
change send you the new password in clear-text, encrypted with the old nt
hash or old lm hash.

so yes, it is possible...

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