Default encrypted passwords = yes?

Herb Lewis herb at
Thu Sep 27 10:54:09 GMT 2001

I would vote to leave it as is. Forcing the admin to change the
smb.conf file at least gives a "wakeup call" that he is changing 
something and "maybe" will remind him to create/update the smbpasswd
file as well. If you enable it by default and don't ship an
smbpasswd file (which would be a bad idea) samba will be broken
out of the box even for smbclient.

Jay Ts wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >
> > > Is there any reason not to make encrypted passwords the default in HEAD?
> >
> > I would vote against it.  Will add one more step to getting a
> > simple working file server up for testing purposes.
> Well hey, every file server I've set up for testing or any other
> purposes in the past year or so has been connected to a Windows
> system that was using encrypted passwords, so I had to make sure
> to enable password encryption on the Samba host.
> It would have been one step *simpler* if Samba had password
> encryption turned on by default!  And more secure, too.
> - Jay Ts
> jayts at

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