smbfs and smbpasswd file

Florian Laws florian at
Sun Oct 3 20:10:29 GMT 1999

On Sun, Oct 03, 1999 at 11:48:08PM +1000, tridge at wrote:
> of course, the password in the smbpasswd file and on the remote system
> may not match, but from experience I know they often do. Note that
> using the smbpasswd password doesn't directly reveal it as it is
> hashed by a (server chosen) key.

But isn't it cleartext equivalent?
Anyway, what about an argument to specify which file contains the
This way you could cope with unmatching passwords in the smbpasswd file
and the remote system. If the file isn't specified, you could always
fall back to the smbpasswd file.

Just my $0.02


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