abartlet at pcug.org.au
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 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Samba Team member, Build Farm maintainer abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
More information about the samba