[Samba] cracking smbpasswd

Guido Lorenzutti guido at lorenzutti.com.ar
Sat Aug 5 02:21:49 GMT 2006

You don't need to do this.
What are you going to do with the plain text password? encript them 
again to put the password on the user?
They are migration tools to do this. I have to migrate 2000 users and i 
don't crack every single password.
Keep on reading the docs, coz the explanation on how to do it is there.
Just export the database with pdbedit -e someformat (If im not wrong) 
and then import it on the ldap.


Julian Pilfold-Bagwell wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently migrating from tdbsam to LDAP and want to restructure my setup 
> at the same time. I can get the SIDs for the user and machine accounts using 
> pdbedit -Lv | grep SID but I have 800 users so I don't want to reset their 
> passwords. 
> So far, I've dumped the contents of the tdbsam database into an smbpasswd 
> backup file and am running john-the-ripper across it. It's succeeding in 
> cracking the passwords but they only come out at max 8 characters and in 
> capitals. Has anyone got any experience with JTR and smbpasswd? 
> All advice gratefully received,
> Jools

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