Encrypted passwords

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Feb 23 13:46:12 GMT 2000

Richard the details are outlined in ENCRYPTION.txt.
Its a challenge/response.


Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 ...
> Regards
> -------
> Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
> Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
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                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
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