[Samba] disabling version number

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Apr 26 05:18:21 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-04-15 at 01:23, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Florian Effenberger wrote:
> > Hi Jerry,
> > 
> > thanks for the reply, that's exactly what I meant. :-)
> > 
> > I know security by obscurity isn't good, but may I suggest a new option in
> > the smb.conf file, something like
> > 
> > version_string = "Samba %s"?
> The version string has already been stripped out in Samba 3.0.

Looking at the CVS logs, I'm not sure it was deliberate - and means that
we can no longer be identified by the traditional method for client bug

I actually think we should put the version string back.

I'm certainly not convinced by the security-by-obscurity argument for

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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