Default encrypted passwords = yes?

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Thu Sep 27 06:07:02 GMT 2001

Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> It would seem that there is very little that samba can do without
> encrypted passwords, inculuding anything that even mentions an NT
> domain.

> I notice this becouse I have to test in with both settings, and I'm
> always forgetting to turn it back on.  I can imagine the annoyance this
> must be to a new admin...

	It means that getting an initial configuration to work
	is harder, as they have to introduce a whole new
	password system.  This is easy if you're a Windows
	shop, hard if you're using Unix, and a royal
	and visible pain to users in both shops.

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