[Samba] Samba, OS X Tiger 10.4 plain text password, username null-padded?

Geoff Scott geoffs at guestshire.com
Thu Jun 16 00:31:09 GMT 2005

Elizabeth Schwartz wrote:

> Once this was done, snooping an smbclient connection, I see the plain
> text password and the username but they are null-padded. 
> Authentication works. But when Tiger attempts to mount an smb share
> via the GUI, I see the password NOT null-padded and the username
> PADDED, and this fails.  

> thanks Betsy

This list deals with the samba server side.  The smbmount stuff for linux is
kernel code and so is dealt with on another list.  But whatever Apple have
done to the code you need to ask Apple.  Don't expect any response though.

Yours, longtime Mac user.


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