SAMBA, NTLM SSP, and A Gap in Enterprise Configuration Control

Recently I had the opportunity to work with a customer on a Samba upgrade that broke connectivity to a Windows 2008 R2 domain. Background: As reported by the customer, Samba 3.x on their version of Linux was able to connect to any Windows 2008 R2 domain controller, accepting referrals based on IP (\\xxx.yy.zzz) or name (\\<servername>). After…

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