Generatig Encrypted smbpasswd file

SATOH Fumiyasu fumiya at
Tue May 11 03:36:53 GMT 1999

Peter Galbavy <Peter.Galbavy at> wrote:
>I have always, in my ignorance of the protocols, wonder this; on a
>setup where the passwords are only checked against the smbpasswd file
>and not "transmitted" to any other servers etc, is it not possible to
>support a backdoor use of the UNIX crypt format ? Even if it is down
>to using the crypt()'ed string as the password for samba and then just
>doing final, local comparisons.

If you can replace crypt() function in library, you can redirect
plain text password to SMB server by using RedCrypt:

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