Encrypting a password

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Sun Dec 3 02:11:22 GMT 2000

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to encrypt a password, using the 
> SMBencrypt function from the smbval library. I only 
> wonder what the 'c8' variable (Encrypt_Key) is for. I 
> looked in the code and found out it is received from 
> the server.
> Is this really necessary, is it static or can I just use a 
> 'random' value?


It sounds like the c8 you are referring to is the 
eight byte challenge send from the server during 
the negprot response.  SO this begs the question
of what you are trying to generate?  The challenge/response
is used for authentication, not to generate the LanMan/NT hash.

Cheers, jerry

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