[Samba] disabling version number

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Sat Apr 26 19:43:38 GMT 2003

On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> Florian Effenberger wrote:
> > 
> > Why not just add an option to the config file, so everyone can decide by
> > himself? :)
> Here's my situation...
> I work at a large University.  We have on the order of 45K nodes.  I am not
> responsible for the management of all of the nodes on campus (praise the
> omnipotent bananafish) but I am responsible for asisting the Security Team
> and one of their jobs is to scan for systems that are not properly patched. 
> I, and they, would dearly love to have a sure-fire way to figure out which
> versions of Samba people on campus are running.  Something that operates at
> the NBT layer and is, therefore, not subject to SMB authentication would be
> optimal.

Hmmm, you would have to probe for nmbd and smbd, and, of course, people 
might just change the sigs returned to fool you :-) As in, a root kit 

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org, 
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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