Uniquely identify a windows server using just SMB/NetBIOS..

Jeffrey Morris jmorris at kazeon.com
Thu Nov 8 04:21:21 GMT 2007

Hi Guys:
Thanks for the quick responses!

I did see the Server GUID in negProt, but I also saw that it was not  
being consistently returned by all
of the servers that I connected to. :-(

So I returned to thinking about Workgroup/NetBIOS Name. But even this  
has no guarantees, as
the name is only good within the domain/workgroup, and if the network  
is not well setup, then there
could be duplicates. (WORKGROUP/MYPC without WINS would only be  
defended within the
broadcast sub-net for MYPC, correct? )


On Nov 7, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 12:24 +1100, ronnie sahlberg wrote:
>> If it is a member of AD you can do a negotiateprotocol and look at  
>> the
>> SPN returned from it.
> Also windows servers return a GUID in the Netprot reply.  This (I  
> think)
> matches up with something in AD...
> Andrew Bartlett
> -- 
> Andrew Bartlett
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> Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
> Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

Jeffrey Morris
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