Why does Samba server do NT authentication ?

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Sun Sep 16 16:39:02 GMT 2001

On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Asif Habib wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am the student of MSc. in computer science, working
> on final project in which i have to send user's
> credentials in NTLM scheme to properly logging on
> NT/2000 server.
> First of all congratulation on best and optimized
> apparoaches using in Samba server, i didn't read it
> thoroughly but semantics shows.
> My confusion is "Why does Samba do NT authentication".
> I required a flow that tells how plain text passowrds
> are hashed into NT, LM format, and how do they get
> encrypt with server nonce.
> If Samba server provides such a ficility then please
> tell me the simple architecture that is used by Samba
> server.

Please readthe Encryption chapter in the
Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf file.  Should answer your

cheers, jerry
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