[Samba] Re: want to ban XP Home Edition
tms3 at fskklaw.com
Wed Jun 30 03:11:57 GMT 2004
Well remeber all...XP Prop and XP home are teh same OS. And w2k3 and XP
sp2 are the same OS . Changes are made through the registry. Thus XP
pro features that home "doesn't have" are disabled in the registry.
Don't know how that would affect the actual stack. Something to think
Oh yeah, and M$ is using the FreeBSD protocol stack anyway...only all
users have root level access to it.
Michal Kurowski wrote:
>Malcolm Baldridge [google at paypc.com] wrote:
>>There are some very advanced networking stacks which allow you to specify
>>filtering based on TCP fingerprints. OpenBSD does, for example.
>>I don't know if XP Home and XP Pro have different enough fingerprints to
>>allow a reliable discrimination between them.
>That's an interesting way to go and I think it *would* work but my
>original question was if it is possible for *samba* to distinguish OS
>releases and allow/disallow computers then. Or rather I'm sure it is
>possible to distuingish them but I just don't know if such config was
>Some SMB conversation option tweaking advise would be highly
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