[Samba] How to change the server info/version which Samba returns to the client?

Dmitry Katsubo dma_k at mail.ru
Wed Dec 26 16:28:00 UTC 2018

On 2018-12-26 17:10, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Windows 6.1] Server=[Samba 4.2.14-Debian]
> Comes from the servers Samba version, you cannot change this.
> The 'server string' parameter controls what is shown in browse lists
> etc. This can be changed, but Samba will need to be restarted/reload
> after the change and a new connection will need to be made to the
> server.

If the server's version reported to the client can't be changed, can
it be potentially simplify the implementation of attack on Samba server
(as attacker knows the operating system and version of the server)?

With best regards,

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