GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2010 Samba

Build infrastructure for storing NTLM creds in kernel keyring

by Igor Druzhinin for Samba

Kernel keyring is a key management facility that provide a mechanism by which the kernel call back to userspace to get a key instantiated. So that the kernel can establish CIFS sessions on the fly without needing to prompt for passwords with servers that use NTLM authentification method.