Default encrypted passwords = yes?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Sep 28 17:18:01 GMT 2001

"Gerald (Jerry) Carter" wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Esh, Andrew wrote:
> > Microsoft seems to have been careful to weed out any reference to
> > Samba, other than a set of tech notes which all address the same
> > subject: How to turn off encryption in Windows so it will work with
> > Samba. They seem to be pointedly saying that Samba is inherently
> > insecure, and can not use encryption. Microsoft doesn't give
> > instructions for turning ON encryption in Samba, probably because they
> > don't want it to work. They want the user to be faced with disabling
> > Windows encryption, so that they instead decide not to use Samba.
> This is actually a very good point.  And one that would make
> me rethink me comments.  From a marketing perspective, having
> Samba work out of the box with curent Windows releases
> would be a Good Thing (TM).
> The question still remains how to generate the initial
> smbpasswd entries.  This is probably just an issue of
> documentation. Back in the old days it wa a lot harder :-)
> ...with having to link in a DES library and all...
> I still think this is a 3.0 change though.

Is that a 'yes'?  In which case I'll update CVS...

And a *big* thankyou to everybody involved in this discussion, its nice
to know I'm not the only one that cares about this...  

Andrew Bartlett

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