[Samba] Password Length Conundrum

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue May 28 20:17:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 24 May 2002, Carl Vincent wrote:

> I've jsut installed Samba-2.2.4, from source on a Solaris 2.6 box.
> I'm looking to upgrade from some 2.0.x versions I'm running. 
> I've createed a password entry using smbpasswd -a and added my password.
> My password has 9 characters in it. Using smbclient on the Solaris box,
> I can access the share, but I can't from Win95 or Win2000 clients
> (encryption is on). If I try to access using only the first 8 characters
> from my password (without changing the password on the server) it works
> on all three platforms.

Probably Solaris' getpass() routine or something we use.  I'll add it to
my list of stuff to look at when I can.

cheers, jerry
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