Bug 3552 - Support of plain text passwords with samba
Summary: Support of plain text passwords with samba
Alias: None
Product: CifsVFS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kernel fs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.6
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve French
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Reported: 2006-02-24 05:12 UTC by Ulrich Gemkow
Modified: 2006-11-08 22:57 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Gemkow 2006-02-24 05:12:47 UTC
As already suggested in a mail to Steve French by another user, cifs vfs should
support plain text passwords. I would be happy to see this enhancement and to
test patches which implement this in our rather complex environment.

I would prefer to see this as an selectable option in the kernel configuration.
This would allow distributors to select their default policy and advanced
admins to change this themselves.

Thanks in advance and greetings

Ulrich Gemkow
Comment 1 Steve French 2006-02-24 11:29:26 UTC
the new session setup routine for cifs vfs in fs/cifs/ntlmssp.c in cifs-2.6.git tree on kernel.org should be updated with this code (for plain text password support) within a few days.  It will require a make menuconfig option (or #define) since these are weak passwords and will require a runtime mount or /proc/fs/cifs setting as well - so we don't accidently use weak passwords over the wire
Comment 2 Ulrich Gemkow 2006-02-25 14:00:08 UTC
Thanks a lot!
Comment 3 Steve French 2006-06-01 15:29:29 UTC
Current cifs vfs in cifs-2.6.git on kernel.org is very close to supporting this
Comment 4 Steve French 2006-11-08 22:57:25 UTC