Default encrypted passwords = yes?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Thu Sep 27 12:10:02 GMT 2001

On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, James Nord wrote:

> I always *assumed* (oops ;-) ) that if I had that to yes smbclient
> would never use clear-text passwords.

When connecting to the Samba server using that smb.conf
you are correct.  :-)

This is the same thing MS did with Windows NT 4.0 SP3.
Because smbclient is one of the main tools used for testing
a samba installation, I don't think it should default to
reject connecting to clear text servers.  This behavior could
be specified as a command line option, but not as a default
(unless "encrypt passwords = yes" was the default for smbd).

To change this would be to shoot ourselves in the foot.

> Is there no way for smbclient to refuse to use clear text? If so I
> would consider this a feature/security bug.

See above.

cheers, jerry
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