Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88263
incorrect info displayed in auth window for smb
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:51 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?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter smb://server_name/share_name and hit enter in nautilus
2. watch the screen carefully :)
displays an auth dialog with a warning on it
displays an auth dialog without a warning on it
The message is completely unrelated to what is going on in reality.
See upstream bugzilla for this: