Samba Password Encryption vs. C209

Andrew Edem aedem at
Fri Jan 26 00:49:50 GMT 2001

I've also checked this against SSL's DES routines (not tripple des). The
copyright says the code is Andrew Tridgell's... so I guess he would know.


On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> At 04:36 PM 1/25/01 -0800, Andrew Edem wrote:
> >When I put an 8 byte value and a 7 byte key through the samba function, I
> >get very different results than if I put them through a normal
> >(IE: SSH) function. I'm wondering why this is. (Is there some other step
> >I'm missing?)
> Are you sure that this SSH you refer to is actually DES, and not, say,
> tripple DES?
> Also, since SSH can handle greater than 128-bit keys, it might be extending
> the key with zeros for you and thus changing the result.  Of course,
> without looking at the code, I am simply speaking off the top of my head.
> Perhaps you can post the code or point to it.
> >-Andrew
> Regards
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> Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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