Smbpasswd and Mixed-case passwords

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Feb 1 15:49:56 GMT 2001

Peter Michael Düppenbecker wrote:
> Hi Werner,
>     this behaviour is normal because the smbpasswd 
> file contains passwords that are encrypted in the 
> Windows style. And Windows doesn't differ between
> upper and lower case (passwords and usernames).

This is true for generating LanMan hashes, but not 
the NT hash (MD4 hash of the UNICODE password).
I need to look as I thought smbclient was using 
the NT hash.

Cheers, jerry
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