strange message in log file and files automaticaly closed

Neil Hoggarth neil.hoggarth at
Fri Nov 23 01:28:02 GMT 2001

On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, Andreas Moroder wrote:

> does windows upper case only with plaintext passwords ?
> ( reading man smb.conf it seems so ).

(If i recall correctly ...)

I think that with LANMAN encrypted authentication the password is
uppercased before the password hash is generated. This means that when
you log on from a Win9x (or older)  client the password is
case-insensitive. The "attempting-to-crack-the-password" thing doesn't
happen, because the smbpasswd file contains a LANMAN hash that is
calculated the same way that Windows would have done it.

NT passwords are not uppercased before hashing, and do appear to be case

Neil Hoggarth                                 Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at>                   Laboratory of Physiology                  University of Oxford, UK

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