[Samba] How to identify the operating system of a client?

Stephan Roth stephan.roth at ee.ethz.ch
Mon Feb 11 11:00:53 UTC 2019

On 11.02.19 11:37, Udo Kaune via samba wrote:
> Am 11.02.19 um 11:30 schrieb Ralph Böhme via samba:
>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:26:31AM +0100, Stephan Roth via samba wrote:
>>> Let me rephrase the question in hope for an answer:
>>> Is it at all feasible to identify the operating system of a client?
>> no, not really. We try to match by the list of supported SMB dialects 
>> in the SMB1 negprot, but that is really just guesswork.
>> -slow
> Maybe some means of translation table would come in handy
> https://www.adminsub.net/mac-address-finder/apple
> br

Thanks for the idea, but that's not an option, as USB ethernet dongles 
from non-Apple vendors are used with Macs in the network I'm working with.


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