samba password length

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Apr 4 13:48:18 GMT 2002

> "Venkata.SV.Yalamanchili" wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running samba2.2.1a on a solaris 2.8 machine. When I am trying to
> access shares from a win2k or winNT machine,its failing if the samba
> password is more than 8 characters and has no problems with password
> being less than 8 characters.
> I would really appreciate any thoughts regarding this issue.

Are you using plaintext passwords?  Are your password all-lowercase?  If
not, they you might need to up the 'password level' so samba's built in
password-cracker can find the right one.

Does your OS have limitations on password length?

In any case, move across to encrypted passwords as soon as possible - it
gets around all sorts of weird and wonderful issues like this.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
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Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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