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Unix SAMBA and windows NT Encryption

Posted on 1999-07-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
How is it possible to get authentication from windows NT (with PlainTextPassword disabled in the registry) from a unix server running SAMBA. The unix box does  not use standard /etc/passwd for authentication but an application version. The unix server also has security set to server in the smb.conf file, where server is set to the unix box and not an NT PDC/BDC.
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chris_calabrese earned 400 total points
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I believe that SAMBA uses the standard getpwent(3C) routines.  To make it work with a non-standard authentication scheme you'll need to supply versions of these functions that work with your scheme when you compile SAMBA (or through shared libraries at run time).  Considering how many other things will break if you don't do this (ls and ps come to mind), I'm guessing you've already written them.

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