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  1. #1

    Default SAMBA and long password

    I am having problem with accessing shres on win server (no AD).
    When try to mount I get "password to long"
    The truth is that password is at last 16 characters long.
    for instance, when issue cmd like:
    mount -t cifs -o username=<USERNAME>,password=<PASSWORD>...
    I get the mentioned error.

    But with env variable PASSWD set, or with something like:
    mount -t cifs -o username=<USERNAME>%<PASSWORD>
    I get share mounted without errors.

    The biggest problem is that I want users can mount win shares trough SMB4K but it gives me mentioned error.

    Any idea how to solve?

    br

  2. #2
    PV NNTP User

    Default Re: SAMBA and long password

    On Thu October 1 2009 07:06 am, jedancoek wrote:

    >
    > I am having problem with accessing shres on win server (no AD).
    > When try to mount I get "password to long"
    > The truth is that password is at last 16 characters long.
    > for instance, when issue cmd like:
    > mount -t cifs -o username=<USERNAME>,password=<PASSWORD>...
    > I get the mentioned error.
    >
    > But with env variable PASSWD set, or with something like:
    > mount -t cifs -o username=<USERNAME>%<PASSWORD>
    > I get share mounted without errors.
    >
    > The biggest problem is that I want users can mount win shares trough
    > SMB4K but it gives me mentioned error.
    >
    > Any idea how to solve?
    >
    > br


    br;

    Over a year ago, there was some discussion on the Samba list concerning the
    fact that mount.cifs limited password length to 16 characters. This limit
    apparently came about due to some historic reasons with NT4. At that time
    there was a proposed patch, but I do not think the developers ever added it
    to the release. Please see:

    http://www.nabble.com/-PATCH---REPOS...d18255446.html

    If you google: mount.cifs password maximum password length, this and
    other posts can be found. It looks to me like you will need to rebuild the
    mount.cifs code to accept long passwords.

    I have not tried the patch and offer this only as information. Good Luck!

    --
    P. V.
    "We're all in this together, I'm pulling for you." Red Green

  3. #3
    PV NNTP User

    Default Re: SAMBA and long password

    On Fri October 2 2009 11:33 am, PV wrote:

    > On Thu October 1 2009 07:06 am, jedancoek wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I am having problem with accessing shres on win server (no AD).
    >> When try to mount I get "password to long"
    >> The truth is that password is at last 16 characters long.

    <snip>
    >
    > br;
    >
    > Over a year ago, there was some discussion on the Samba list concerning the
    > fact that mount.cifs limited password length to 16 characters. This limit
    > apparently came about due to some historic reasons with NT4. At that time
    > there was a proposed patch, but I do not think the developers ever added it
    > to the release.

    <snip>

    br;

    You might want to try the most recent release of Samba just in case this was
    fixed. The most recent release is 3.4.2. I'm not sure if it is yet on the
    Suse mirrors having just been released on 10/1/09.
    --
    P. V.
    "We're all in this together, I'm pulling for you." Red Green

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