PASSDB: local and domain accounts

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Wed Nov 15 17:37:20 GMT 2000

"Mayers, Philip J" wrote:
> > a) We can have the accounts in /etc/passwd,
> > for Samba's usage    This only works with
> > plaintexts password. NOONE is going to use this, if
> > only because they have to apply a registry patch.

Gerald Carter wrote:
> I would disagree on this.  I think people will continue
> to use plain text authentication for a long time.

	I'll echo that: we've had, for example, Kerberos
	available since Project Athena days, and almost no-one's
	used it. Only now has MS stepped up and said
	"we think this is a good thing", and adopted it.

	We haven't dropped plain-text because it
	still works well on a local machine, sorta-
	acceptably on a local net, and is only seriously
	stupid in a public network.

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