[jcifs] nbtscan and mac addresses

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Aug 4 17:17:14 GMT 2004

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 07:00:32PM +0200, Torsten Curdt wrote:
> >Windows systems will include the MAC address in the response to an Adapter 
> >Status query.  Other implementations will not do this (the results are all 
> >zeros).  Samba, for instance, does not provide the MAC address.  
> I already noticed ;-)
> >There are 
> >a lot of good reasons for this.
> You mean security reasons?

I think the main reason is that it's a very big pain to try and write 
cross-platform code that will dig this information out of the interface 
structures.  :)

> But still... does jcifs support this
> additional but optional information?

See Eric's post.  The information is in there...

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