Encrypted passwords with UID 0 account (but not root)
Robert.Dahlem at frankfurt.netsurf.de
Fri Jan 23 18:05:47 GMT 1998
>for testing encrypted passwords with NT4/SP3 I installed the smbpasswd
>file as described in ENCRYPTION.txt, then did "smbpasswd <username>" on
>some accounts and enabled encrytion support in smb.conf. This works fine
>for normal user accounts, but not for my account, which is "dahlem" with
>UID 0 [...]
Ok, so much can one man be fooled. :-)
The problem was my password being 9 characters long. smbpasswd uses the
default unix routine for reading a password which truncates after 8
chars (at least under SINIX V5.43 on Siemens Nixdorf RM x00) und so only
the encrypted password with 8 characters was stored in
private/smbpasswd. After defining REPLACE_GETPASS and letting smbpasswd
make a new guess all went fine.
I suggest defining REPLACE_GETPASS as default ...
>BTW: what are the UIDs in the smbpasswd file good for? Samba should
>always check for the account name, shouldn't it?
This one still open ...
Hasta la vista,
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