Samba on a Trusted HP-UX System
smkelly at creighton.edu
Tue Oct 3 19:16:42 GMT 2000
I am looking to install Samba on a HP-UX B.10.20 system where all the passwords
are stored in /tcb/files/auth/*/*. I am looking into how I am supposed to
generated the Samba password file so I can use encrypted Samba passwords,
but I've run into a problem. It appears that HP has decided that trusted
systems should be allowed to have passwords longer than 8 characters, so
if you have a password longer than 8 characters, the standard 13 character
"hash" becomes about 24 characters. Apparently it just slaps on another
crypt() for the second chunk of password without a salt. How am I supposed
to get Samba to be able to deal with this and how am I supposed to get Samba
to use these passwords? There is no Samba tool for generating a smbpasswd
file from these files, though I did make one. I got stuck when I ran into
this strange >8 character password behavior.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sean M. Kelly
Asst. Unix Systems and Network Admin.
Creighton University Computer Center
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