[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#835404: Bug#835404: samba4: cannot connect with plaintext password

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Aug 25 19:21:49 UTC 2016

On Thu, 2016-08-25 at 13:26 +0200, unix.admin at ribera.tel.uva.es wrote:
> Hello,
>   I need to use plaintext passwords in a complex samba scenario.
> After 
> upgrading from wheezy (samba 3.6) to jessie (samba 4.2) it stopped 
> working. I found bug 9705 in samba4:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9705
> I tested the patch in samba 4.2.10 with the source code from debian,
> and 
> it worked without any problem. It could be a good idea to apply the 
> patch to samba debian package so other people can use it.

As I say on the bug, someone needs to write and submit a test for
Samba's sefltest system to demonstrate that this patch continues to be
correct.  Otherwise this will just regress again.

One such a patch makes it to samba-technical, then we can discuss if we
should revive support for this, as we have managed to get to a a point
where less than 1 user per user needs it enough to make contact
(plaintext passwords are not to be encouraged...)


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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