[Samba] Unix Password Sync -- Are Passwords Encryped?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jun 1 18:47:37 GMT 2005

On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 11:12:04AM -0700, Charles McLaughlin wrote:
> Hello,
> For Unix Password Sync, I am curios how Samba can provide the passwd 
> program with an unencrypted password.
> If a Windows user presses Control+Alt+Delete and changes their password, 
> are the passwords sent over the network in plain text?  Does Samba 
> decrypt the password, then provide it to the passwd program?

Yes. The new plaintext password is encrypted with the hash of the
old password.


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