[Samba] 8 char password limit
Chad_A_McCaslin at raytheon.com
Wed Feb 13 07:27:22 GMT 2002
I have installed samba on a solaris 2.8 sparcstation and have a Win2000 server running Active
Directory, DNS and being the domain controller. There are no users in the smbpasswd file. All authentication comes from the domain
controller. When the password contains 8 or
less characters, samba will receive a valid authentication from the domain controller and the
files will appear in the Win200 client. When using passwords greater than 8 characters, I get
NT_DOMAIN_INVALID_PASSWORD from the Domain Controller. I have been told that the old
windows OS authenticated passwords using only the first 8 character, but the new OS now
authenticates with all characters.
I have also installed samba on another Win2000 client network with Win NT PDC using "server" type
instead of "domain" and it works with more than 8 character passwords.
I have read that samba is limited to 8 character usernames, but
I have not found anything regarding 8 character passwords.
Any help is appreciated. Chad.
workgroup = DOMAIN
netbios name = UXAPP
server string = UxApp, Samba 2.2.0
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server = *
username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/nsusers.conf
log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
comment = Home Directory
read only = No
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