Bug 5360 - -o pass="password of length > 17" fails with password too long
Summary: -o pass="password of length > 17" fails with password too long
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4300
Alias: None
Product: CifsVFS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: user space tools (show other bugs)
Version: 2.6
Hardware: x86 Linux
: P3 trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-31 08:16 UTC by Jérôme Poulin
Modified: 2009-05-14 15:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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I used those modifications (7.26 KB, patch)
2008-03-31 08:17 UTC, Jérôme Poulin
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Description Jérôme Poulin 2008-03-31 08:16:55 UTC
After checking the source file, I just removed the check for password length and it seems to work correctly. Tested on Windows 2003 Server with password: "This is a long admin Password!"
Comment 1 Jérôme Poulin 2008-03-31 08:17:37 UTC
Created attachment 3227 [details]
I used those modifications
Comment 2 Andreas Schneider 2008-03-31 11:11:15 UTC
The value should just be increased from 17 to 128.

LM passwords are limited to 14 characters, NTLM passwords are limited to 128

There was already a discussion at the cifs mailing list about this topic.
Comment 3 Ajos1 2008-08-29 17:52:17 UTC
Has this been fixed?  I am getting "password too long" for length 17 and above...

I am:

[root@tbshspx1 ~]# uname -r

[root@tbshspx1 ~]# smbclient -V
Version 3.2.0-17.fc9

[root@tbshspx1 ~]# mount -V
mount (util-linux-ng 2.13.1)

[root@tbshspx1 ~]# mount.cifs -V

17 Character Password... FAILS...

[root@tbshspx1 ~]# mount.cifs -o username="auser",password="12345678901234567" "//server/share" "/mnt/target"

password too long

16 Character Password... WORKS...

[root@tbshspx1 ~]# mount.cifs -o username="auser",password="1234567890123456" "//server/share" "/mnt/target"

Mounting the DFS root for domain not implemented yet
No ip address specified and hostname not found

It tries... though the username and password are made up for the test...


Many thanks... Ajos1
Comment 4 Steve French 2009-05-14 15:14:22 UTC
Made a consistent password limit of 127 (matching Windows maximum) and checked into mount.cifs.c in Samba master

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4300 ***