How to find Server Validation Level

P Ranjit Kumar ranjit at
Mon Nov 13 19:12:03 GMT 2000


Thanks for the quick replies.

I guess I am not talking about the security level thats returned in the
NegProt response. I think security level indicates things like password
encryption etc., For a typical NT server its usually set to 0x003 (User
level security, encrypted passwords).

What I am talking about is Validation Level thats set when Samba sends a RPC
Netlogon validation request. For example this is hard coded to 3 in file
rpc_client/rpc_netlogon.c , function cli_net_sam_logon(). It is passed to
the server over NETLOGON Pipe using the structure net_q_sam_logon_info (from

I think validation level indicates what level of user info does the server

I am trying to find if this information is returned by Server in any of the
negotiation phases.

- Ranjit

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Carter [mailto:gcarter at valinux.cpom]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 9:32 PM
To: P Ranjit Kumar
Cc: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: How to find Server Validation Level

P Ranjit Kumar wrote:
> Hi
> I am working on integrating ASU with Samba. I need to
> detect the validation level (passed in rpc in
> rpc_client/cli_netlogin.c).

Do you mean security level?  It is set in the flags returned in the
negotiate protocol response.

Cheers, jerry
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