Disabling LM authentication

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Mon Nov 27 19:33:50 GMT 2000

Steve Langasek wrote:
> However, this would not prevent the client from 
> attempting to negotiate lanman auth, or the server 
> from accepting them; it would just mean that the client
> would be denied access.  Depending on where your 
> security concerns lie (sniffing vs. brute-forcing), 
> removing the LanMan passwords from the smbpasswd
> database may not provide any security improvement.

I never said it was perfect.  :-)  It only addresses
the brute forcing of lanman passwords in the event that
somone gets you smbpasswd file.

In the light of this I can see where DCB's patch would 
be useful now.  I'll talk to Jeremy and stick it in.

Cheers, jerry
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