9+ character NT passwords a problem?

Michael Kriss kriss at fnal.gov
Thu Jul 15 19:50:17 GMT 1999

Not really a NTDOM problem but I am running Samba 2.1.0-prealpha...

I have Samba set up and running perfectly (Solaris 2.7).  I've added
passwords for users into the private/smbpasswd.  Most users can get to
their home directory without a problem.  Several users CANNOT get access.
I've tried through 'net use' and through the network neighborhood.  The
one thing in common I've noticed about those who cannot get access is that
they have NT passwords greater than 8 characters.  On the Samba machine
smbclient does work in getting a list of shares for the users:

% smbclient -L SambaServer -U problem_user
Added interface ip=aa.bb.cc.dd bcast=aa.bb.cc.255 nmask=
Password: 123456789
Domain=[ANTI-NT] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.1.0-prealpha]

Then if I change the password for the user to something 8 characters or
less, I can access the shares on the server both using network
neighborhood and net use.  Any ideas?


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