Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 15th Dec 2006 01:05 UTC, submitted by c
Internet & Networking Early adopters of Vista may notice that it will not connect to Samba share folders out of the box. This will be a bit of a pain for many enterprise customers. The technical reason is because Microsoft Vista's default security policy is to only use NTLMv2 authentication. To get Vista to work with Samba follow this simple tutorial.
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Vai777
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2005-09-02

I'm not sure that I remember correctly the details, but with passwords under eight characters LM & NTLM are both easily crackable because of a weakness in the protocols. Also, LM has others weaknesses related to the fact that it's case insensitive by nature (algorithm is weaker).

So, the use of NTLMv2 by default is a good thing and it's not hard to configure this in Samba.

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Gooberslot Member since:
2006-08-02

Not quite. LM, in addition to being case insensitive, splits passwords into two 7 character passwords making them very easy to crack. I don't know about what weaknesses are in NTLM. I'm sure there are some though or there wouldn't be NTLMv2

Edited 2006-12-16 05:06

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