Samba 2.2.0 and SWAT
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Thu Nov 9 22:57:08 GMT 2000
At 11:58 PM 11/11/00 -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> >I found the problem ...
>> >RedHat 6.2 and possibly earlier use MD5 passwords, and this info is
>> >communicated to PAM.
>> >However, the default configure options are --without-pam. When RedHat
>> >builds the Samba RPM, they configure --with-pam, which I think fixes
>> OK, I have verified that this fixes the problem ...
>The MD5 password support in RedHat is not actually dependent on PAM; glibc
>supports md5 passwords natively through the libc crypt() function, all you
>have to do is pass it a salt that looks like an MD5 salt instead of a
>traditional crypt salt. Changing Samba's code so that it doesn't truncate
>salt to 2 bytes when calling crypt() would fix the problem on all glibc
>systems that use md5 passwords, including those that don't use PAM.
OK, that sounds good ...
So, perhaps we need a configure test to check for MD5 support in crypt as
>> >Perhaps we should default to --with-pam when compiling on RedHat 6.x
>> Hmmm, I wonder how many other Linux distro's have this problem as well?
>> Any objections to changing the default?
>I don't think it's a good idea to check explicitly for Linux here. If PAM is
>worth enabling by default, it should probably be enabled anywhere that libpam
>is available, not just on Linux systems.
OK, I tend to agree here. FreeBSD has PAM for example, as does Solaris, and
it would perhaps seem like a good idea to make it the default on those
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
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