[Samba] Sudden authentication failures, hex dumps in log.samba
abartlet at samba.org
Mon May 13 23:04:02 MDT 2013
On Mon, 2013-05-13 at 14:24 +0300, Pekka L.J. Jalkanen wrote:
> > Any ideas how to resolve this problem?
> No comments, it seems.
> I can see that even if this is a bug in Samba it would be really hard to
> reproduce. But it's really frustrating too, because if the
> authentication isn't reliable I sort of have to keep the Windows DC around.
> So if somebody would have an enlightened suggestion what to do, I'd be
> The only idea I'm having myself would be to recreate the machine
> accounts of the computers in question, but that'd be just a shot in the
> dark, and if the problem lies within the user accounts instead, that
> wouldn't help.
I'm sorry I haven't been able to get back to you. The issue is the same
for all of these accounts. We simply have a password encoded in a
format that we do not correctly parse. The 00 20 stuff is literally
some unicode space (ie the spacebar, yes!) padding that is in this
I need to get both and encrypted copy of the data and some time to work
over it, so we can correct this issue in our IDL.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
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