Encrypted passwords

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Tue Feb 22 05:49:13 GMT 2000


I am interested in confirming what happens with Windows clients when
encrypted passwords are in use.

As I understand it, Win95 uses the older LM Hash, while NT uses the newer
NT hash.

However, is the hash sent over the wire, or, is it more like a challenge is
sent in the NetProt response, and this challenge is encrypted with the
user's hash, while the server performs the same calculation ...

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
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