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Bug 88263 - incorrect info displayed in auth window for smb
incorrect info displayed in auth window for smb
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-vfs2-extras (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2003-04-08 07:24 EDT by Thomas M Steenholdt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-06 05:59:41 EDT
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Description Thomas M Steenholdt 2003-04-08 07:24:36 EDT
Description of problem:

When connecting to a samba server from nautilus using the uri smb://server/share
an auth window pops up, asking for credentials.

This authentication window has a warning message that says "Your password will
be transmitted unencrypted" however this can't be the case as the connection
succeeds and that would not have happened with clear-text password.
Also, having skimmed the code, the cli_session_setup() function that appears to
be handling the setup of this deviceless connection has a password field as well
as an NTpassword fiels, which suggests to me that one is used for clear-text and
one for encrypted passwords. 
I'm not a samba developer and i only skimmed the code as i got worried because
of the dialog...

So tell me, isn't the password actually encrypted during this or what?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter smb://server_name/share_name and hit enter in nautilus
2. watch the screen carefully :)

Actual results:
displays an auth dialog with a warning on it

Expected results:
displays an auth dialog without a warning on it

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Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-08-06 05:59:41 EDT
The message is completely unrelated to what is going on in reality.
See upstream bugzilla for this:

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