Samba Password Encryption vs. C209

Andrew Edem aedem at
Thu Jan 25 22:19:09 GMT 2001

My main question is with the modified DES encryption routines. DES is
widely used, and very standard, so why would SMB encryption be different?


On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> The short answer is that there is no standard.
> If you study RFC1001/1002 and compare against Samba you will see that we
> don't follow spec. there either, particularly with respect to the
> handling of group names by the NBNS, implementation of the NBDD, and the
> ability to negotiate the use of TCP/137 for transferring truncated name
> lists.
> The reason Samba doesn't comply is because Microsoft doesn't comply. 
> The closest thing to a 'standard' is 'the way Microsoft does it'.
> I cannot speak specifically to the encryption issues you raised, but I
> assume that they fall into the general category described above.
> Chris -)-----
> -- 
> Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
> crh at              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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