profile directory

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Mon Sep 14 17:40:59 GMT 1998

Jean-Francois Micouleau wrote:
> For the profiles, you're right. Samba is creating files instead of
> directories since the inclusion of the NT smb calls.

*Please* send me the netmon captures so I can fix this :-) !

> For the password changing, it's *impossible*. Nobody have written the
> code. Now if you provide me a netmon/tcpdump capture or the smbd.log of a
> password changing from an NT 4 workstation, I will change my point of
> view.

Weeeeelllll.... That's not strictly true. There *is*
code in Samba that would allow NT to change the LANMAN
password only.

There are 4 methods of SMB password changing (great
protocol huh :-).

1). Plain text -- Samba does this.
2). The little-known Lanman hash password changing method.
    This is an old compatibility mode in which only the
    lanman hash is done. NT can do this if you don't support
    the NT password changing methods. Samba also supports this.
3). The Win95 encrypted password change method - Samba does this.
4). The undocumented NT password change RPC - this is the only
    one that Samba doesn't do yet.

It is vauguely possible that his NT setup was using method
(2) as Samba was announcing no support for NT RPC calls and
now we're announcing such, method (2) is no longer being 



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