why is the machine trust account password....

Tim Potter tpot at samba.org
Fri Dec 13 00:01:16 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 05:42:25PM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> > > ....stored in clear text in secrets.tdb (HEAD) when i join an NT 4.0 
> > > domain?  It doesn't store the the last change time either.
> > > Unless someone yells, i'm going to fix this.
> > 
> > Er, it's always been in clear text.  Or are you referring to the last
> > change time?  That's probably a bug.
> I mean we store the password (not the hash).  We previously stored
> the hash right?

I thought we always stored the password.  They're equivalent anyway and
secrets.tdb should have appropriate permissions to protect it from
prying non-root eyes.


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