Password encryption in 2.2.0
vorlon at netexpress.net
Wed Apr 25 20:19:20 GMT 2001
Quoting Joe Meslovich <joe at bridgewater.edu>:
> I honestly entered the exact same password in both cases the
> passwd I entered was: iaat5tiums. If I tack it on as an argument I get the
> same hash, but when I leave the passwd argument off it does not work.
This is very interesting. Is smbpasswd linked against readline? (ldd `which
smbpasswd`) It looks to me that there's something wrong with the library
smbpasswd is using to query the password from stdin -- it's not the hashing
algorithm that's the problem, it's the input to the hashing algorithm that's
FWIW, I also can't reproduce this error on my system (RedHat 6.x, readline 2.2.1).
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