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Description of problem:
When a password with the # sign is used it does not recognise it.
When i try to login the swat with the root password having a # sign in it, it
does not recognise the password.
Same if ftping or telneting to the linux box or out to another box.
Its like it is send a different symbol instead of the # sign.
If i type a # sign in the the terminal window I see a # sign, it seems to be
only in the password where the problem is
I have the Keyboard set to a UK keyboard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use The # sign in a password to access swat or telnet or ftp
Actual Results: access denied
Expected Results: access granted
might be due to URL encoding - I'll have a look at it
Actually, this is sounding like a generic 'code page' issue. Should we convert
passwords between code pages prior to checking them - which is fine for SWAT, but
only in 3.0. However, things like FTP are a bit different. (and not relevent
I've commited a change to Samba HEAD that should convert your username/password
into our 'unix' charset. I have no idea if it would actually help, as it
depends very much on what charset the password was hashed in, but it seems a
better idea than just assuming it doesn't matter.