Plain Text Passwords in Unicode?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Jul 6 01:20:12 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 08:52:58PM -0400, Michael B Allen wrote:
> Christopher R. Hertel said:
> >> Anyone know off-hand if the plaintext password should be "ASCII" even if
> >> Unicode is negotiated?
> >
> <snip>
> > The answer is that Windows doesn't have settings (as far as I can tell)
> > that permit the combination of plaintext and Unicode.  Neither in client
> > mode nor in server mode.
> What about Start > Run > secpol.msc and set "Microsoft network client:
> Send unencrypted passwords to connect to third-party SMB servers" to
> Enabled?

I'd love to see what that does.

> I would try this but I don't "own" this workstation so I'd rather not.


That's the client piece.  Hmmm...  when I'm done testing something for JHT 
I'll see if I can run that test against a Samba server and see what it 

If so, I'll send you the capture.  :)

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