Howto create password hash for Windows server 2012 with freeBSD/Samba

dweimer dweimer at
Tue Jul 14 14:51:51 UTC 2015

On 07/14/2015 5:34 am, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Scenario:
> A CURRENT box is to mount a share from a windows server 2012r2 machine 
> using
> autofs(5).
> Setting up the SHAREs on Windows 2012 side and connecting to those 
> shares via
> FreeBSD's mount_smbfs(8) manually went smoothly.
> But when it comes to automated mounting a Windows 2012 share via 
> automounter
> (autofs) I fail. Autofs is setup using mount_smbfs with the "-N" 
> option.
> regarding the documentation /etc/nsmb.conf is looked up for an 
> appropriate
> setup and password=XXXXX field. Cleartext passwords do not work with M$ 
> server
> 2012r2. Now I'm looking for a way to generate a "Hash" to put it
> into /etc/nsmb.conf.
> Some websites tell the hash is NT MD4 hash. generating a md4 hash with
> FreeBSD's onboard-tools is not possible, as far as i can see. crypt(3) 
> uses the
> ability to generate a NT hash depending on the mode set for using the
> appropriate hash algorithm, but I can not see how I could use/misuse 
> passwd or
> any related onboard tool to emmit a NT hash.
> Please CC me via email (not subscribing the list) and help and 
> suggestions are
> highly appreciated.

smbutil crypt

    Dean E. Weimer

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