Removal of plaintext krb5 support.

Green, Paul Paul.Green at
Thu Nov 15 13:41:02 GMT 2001

Mike Gerdts [mailto:Michael.Gerdts at] writes:

> If Samba had and maintained something like --with-pam-static and
> --with-pam-static-modules=krb5,krb4,mylocalcustomhack then Samba could
> take advantage of PAM without the need for dynamically loaded modules. 
> So long as you are happy with plaintext passwords, it also gives you an
> easy way to add custom authentication mechanisms without having to learn
> the (what I assume to be) twisted maze of Samba authentication.  PAM
> modules are quite easy to write.

Sounds wonderful, and just what I would need.  Thanks for the idea.

Actually, I didn't find it hard to get Samba 2.0.7 connected to our existing
authentication system. All I had to do was to write getspnam() and crypt().


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