smbfs : does it do kerberos authentication?
abartlet at samba.org
Sat Oct 4 23:27:26 GMT 2003
On Sun, 2003-10-05 at 04:42, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Joey Collins wrote:
> > Hi,
> > In searching the web and reading the man pages to smbmount, I'm
> > wondering if smbfs is capable of authenticating using KRB5. I know
> > smbclient can do this, can smbfs? if so, how is this configured? can
> > you force it to use krb5?
> Since smbfs runs in the kernel, the problem here would seem to be getting
> the user's ticket to authenticate to the server with ...
Well, the connection part is in userspace - so that's easy. Indeed, it
actually works - but only against a Samba server.
The problem is that smbfs does not use NTSTATUS codes, and Win2k (in
it's infinite wisdom) has declared that DOS-error based clients simply
are incapable of performing extended security, and therefore
Naturally, Samba could not care less :-)
Anyway the solution is to use the CIFS VFS - but then we have the 'fetch
the ticket' fun&games, as it's mount process is in-kernel.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
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