things that make you go hmmmm.

Greg Dickie greg at
Wed Jun 2 20:02:34 GMT 1999

Hi again,

    I hacked my last problem by turning off share modes and locking . Probably
not too safe but it seems to work. Now I see these on some samba machines using
security=server and my samba PDC as a password server:

[1999/06/02 15:44:00, 0] smbd/password.c:(1095)
  server_validate: password server SAMBADC1 allows users as non-guest with a
bad password.
[1999/06/02 15:44:00, 0] smbd/password.c:(1097)
  server_validate: This is broken (and insecure) behaviour. Please do not use
this machine as the password server.

Looking at the comments (from Jeremy) in that source code it looks like we may
have picked up some bad habits from microsloth. ;-(


Greg Dickie
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*from discreet (the logic is gone)
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