Samba's response to a node status query includes a MAC Addr
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Apr 20 22:20:10 GMT 2004
"Gerald (Jerry) Carter" wrote:
> Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> >> Would it be important to fix?
> > Not important. We've done it this way for a very, very
> > long time. There have, in the past, been a few people who have
> > asked for us to add this but their reasons were generally loopy.
> > Trying to use node status queries to inventory the systems on their
> > network, for instance (forgetting that not all systems run NBT).
> I will add that I would really rather not include the
> MAC address. This is my personal opinion. But I have
> a gut feeling that the mail load on samba at samba.org will
> increase if we change this due to broken scripts, or "I
> don't want people to know my MAX addr", etc....
I think we could modify nmblookup so that it could *optionally* report the
MAC address it receives. We'd need to add a switch to do this. As for
Samba (nmbd) reporting it's interface MAC address... We've never done it so
I don't really think it's necessary.
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