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

Betsy Schwartz betsys at gsd.harvard.edu
Thu Jun 16 03:04:36 GMT 2005

Oh we have asked Apple, thanks! We've got an Apple engineer coming onsite 
tomorrow, even, and I'll report back on what he says (so far he's just 
asked about us using authenticated passwords....) Hope this might help 
others, at any rate.

If anyone can shed some light on how null-padding is *supposed* to work 
with plaintext passwords, I'd be grateful. I've googled around a bit and 
found some docs for NTLM and NTLM2 auth but I'm still a bit foggy about the 
whole thing.

Probably we'll end up switching to encrypted passwords and deal with the 
other issues that had us using plaintext in the first place, but I *would* 
like to understand how this all should be working. And, if anyone else has 
gotten Tiger to *work* with plaintext please do let us know.

thanks Betsy

  Betsy Schwartz                                                    email: 
betsys at gsd.harvard.edu
Unix Systems Administrator,CRG                           voice: 617-495-5947
Harvard Graduate School of Design                         fax:    617-496-5866

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