Samba Migration

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Nov 6 16:49:02 GMT 2001

Bill Moran wrote:
> Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 Nov 2001, Bill Moran wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Then why did I have to downgrade a win95 network to cleartext
> >>passwords when half the stations wouldn't auth with encrypted
> >>passwords?  And how do I get the older win95 stations to use
> >>encrypted passwords?
> >
> > You don't have to do anything.  The client will automatically
> > use them if the server supports them.  If you are having problems
> > with it, send em a level 10 debug log and I'll look at it.
> Alright, if I'm wrong, please straighten me out on this.
> 1. All? versions of Windows are capable of using cleartext and/or
>     encrypted passwords?


> 2. What is the purpose of the registry change files that ship
>     with Samba and change encyrption settings?

Becouse setting up smbpasswd files can be a pain on some sites, so this
forces the client to use the (insecure) cleartext behaviour suitable for
comparison with PAM and /etc/shadow.
> I'm getting the impression that I've had my head screwed on backwards
> on this topic from the beginning.  Are you saying that all versions
> of Windows (back to Win95) are capable of either cleartext or
> encrypted passwords, but more recent versions refuse to use cleartext
> unless the registry is changed?  If I've got it right now, please
> let me know so I can stop sounding like a dumbass.


Andrew Bartlett

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