[Samba] Re: want to ban XP Home Edition

Michal Kurowski mkur at poczta.gazeta.pl
Wed Jun 30 02:06:29 GMT 2004

Malcolm Baldridge [google at paypc.com] wrote:
> Sounds like an excellent excuse to fire up the smb-aware tcpdump tool and
> look at the initial exchanges between client and server.  I would doubt
> there's an smb.conf option to let you control this, however with the source
> at your disposal, you can make a patch easily enough.

OK, I will fire up my tcpdump/tethereal ...

> Is your main goal to avoid "weak" operating systems like XP Home, or are you
> targetting specific users with this requirement?
> It's a bit unusual.

I guess it is.
I do not want to ban any users. I'd like to force people moving to 
our new XP Pro computers. 

Perhaps I could set it up in a way disallowing share access after a
logon - only joining the domain at system log in would be allowed.
Therefore no machines incapable of Samba domain logon would be

Michal Kurowski
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