S3 plain text to encrypted password transition

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jul 28 16:14:31 MDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:29:39AM -0400, simo wrote:
> No client allows the use of plain text password anymore and has been
> that way for ages now.
> The other 2 features you mention are completely different as they are
> useful today, with today's clients.
> I wouldn't be so hasty with nacking.
> It is a feature I do not see any user of since win9x went away long ago
> (and win9x already made it difficult to use plain text passwords anyway
> IIRC).

There are still old clients out there people need to keep working.
However, the option you're talking about is to migrate people from
plainext to encrypted passwords, and I think that was done a long
time ago for most sites.

We could mark it deprecated and begin the process of removing it.


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