On Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:55:38 -0400
David Horn <dhorn2...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM, O. Hartmann
> <ohart...@zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Running CURRENT and trying to mount a "share" provided by a M$ Windows
> > 2012R2 server via autofs fails with an authetication error.
> >
> > I tested successfully to mount the share via mount_smbfs manually, but
> > whenever I provide the option "-N" I receive this sticky authentication
> > error.
> >
> > The manpage for mount_smbfs refers to /etc/nsmb.conf and therein the
> > password should be provided in cleartext or simple encrypted. Further, the
> > FreeBSD onboard tool "smbutil crypt SOMEPASSWORD" is suggested, creating a
> > weak obscured password hash for exactly the purpose I described above.
> >
> <snip>
> If your password is longer than 18 characters, then the smbutil crypt
> function will fail.
> I put in a bug report on this a few years ago.
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=132302
> Short answer, if you are running into this problem, either patch your
> smbutil function, or use a shorter password.  There is a workaround
> patch included in the bug report.
> If you are having a different problem, good luck, but submit a report
> if it is not the same issue.
> Dave Horn


Thank you very much for yor answer.

 My problem was much more trivial than a overlong password: I did not realise
 that in nsmb.conf, the tags for the [SHARE:USER] description has to be all
 uppercase. The documentation is regarding to this not very convenient to read.

Oliver Hartmann
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