[Samba] RE: SAMBA 3.0.4 authorisation issues

Austin, Ben ben.austin at capgemini.com
Fri Jun 4 07:22:40 GMT 2004

We got a result with the following:


In smb.conf I changed

"security=SHARE" to "security=USER"    (see new smb.conf manpage)

This works for everyone if "encrypt passwords = no" is also set.

If "encrypt passwords = yes" is set, then it only works if you add your
username/passwd to the smbpasswd file, e.g.

smbpasswd -a swilliam
<unix passwd>
<confirm unix passwd>

So as there is nothing in the old smbpasswd file I presume it works at the
moment by sending plain text passwords - not massively secure, but to change
it would need to run smbpasswd for everyone that uses samba.



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