Password encryption in 2.2.0

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Sat Apr 28 01:06:17 GMT 2001

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Michael B. Allen wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 11:35:33AM -0400, Joe Meslovich wrote:
> > created. If I look at a password that had been set by the 2.0.6 version of
> > smbpasswd I get:
> >
> > jam002:8663:9C6602D2622F49641664635A22D01271:617B07A0803FA6981960CADCAA059CF3:[U
> >           ]:LCT-3AE6E102:
> Just out of curiosity, if this is the LANMAN hash, how do you compare
> for equality when the client response could be different due to the
> factoring in of the challenge key?

huh?  The hashed password acts as the 3x56bit DES keys (after adding
on 5 bytes of NULL) for the generating the response.  Did I
misunderstand your question?

Cheers, jerry
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