How does security=server work?

Richard Hockey richardh at
Thu Aug 14 05:52:21 GMT 1997

When using security=server how does the Unix box running samba 
validate the user?  Is the password passed over the network to the 
Unix box?  If so is it in clear text?  Will it still work after you 
install SP3 on the server?

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