NT sp 3, readme, section 3.6, response?
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Fri Mar 20 14:27:20 GMT 1998
| Will/has Samba been brought into line so that such machines will
| without registry modifications?
That's perhaps a little harsh (:-))
Samba used to be distributed without crypt, due to US ITAR
regulations, and so couldn't default to using encrypted
passwords: you had to get the extra code and compile it.
It always was in line with the strongest of the MS
schemes, it just wasn't legal to have on US ftp sites.
The latest version has a gutted crypt, and is legal, and
so you have the option of using the MS scheme or changing
the MS registry to use the unix scheme.
IMHO, the MS scheme is useful only if you're on a network
where people won't snoop your unencryped data as it passes
over the wire, but would snoop passwords.
In a previous life as a security person, I called that
``wearing steel eyeglasses to protect your eyes in battle''.
Not only do you get killed by bullets to the heart, but you
can't see when to duck (:-))
--dave (who admits a slight bias) c-b
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