[linux-cifs-client] Re: [PATCH] CIFS: make sec=none force an anonymous mount

Jeff Layton jlayton at poochiereds.net
Sat May 5 12:03:03 GMT 2007

On Sat, May 05, 2007 at 05:41:35AM -0500, Shirish S Pargaonkar wrote:
> When a session setup request is sent as an anonymous user (NUL user),
> should/could there be
> password associated with that?
> Right now, sec=none option, will prompt you for a password.

We should probably turn off password prompting if sec=none is specified.

> And when we add code to retry session setup as anonymous user if the first
> session setup request
> fails, should that retry request be sent with the password or without
> password?
> When smbfs sends requests as an anonymous user, it does not send a password
> along with it.

I'd say we'd want to avoid sending along the password in any situation where
it wasn't really needed.

-- Jeff

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