Encrypted password support fails

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 31 22:15:02 GMT 2002

Steve Holstead wrote:
> Thanks for the info Andrew. I guess this brings up a couple of other
> questions. I hope you don't mind.
> The current samba 2.X seems to use the "unicode" password and checks to
> see if it is a NT,LM, or cleartext solution. Is this the case? If so, what
> is the purpose of the "ansi" 24 char password?

Some clients (Win9X) don't send the 'unicode' NT response.

> Now that ntlm v2 is here, does this mean we will have a database with 3
> different sets of credentials?

It uses the NT hash.

Andrew Bartlett

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