making smbpasswd from /etc/passwd

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Wed Nov 1 19:42:08 GMT 2000

rparker at wrote:
> Thanks! A VERY useful distinction indeed - this is extremely
> helpful to know. So 'EnablePlainTextPassword' could more
> 'properly' be called:
> 'EnableDowngradeToPlainTextPasswordIfNeeded'  ;)
>     ...does not disable the use of the challenge/response authentication
>     used by encryption enabled servers. :-)  It's a common
>     misunderstanding.
>     [snip]
>     All MS clients support the challenge response authentication.
>     :-)  Another common misconception.

I'm going to make sure this is a distinction that is 
well documented is the next go round of revision for the 
samba documentation (hopefully for 2.2.0)

Cheers, jerry
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