Bug 8287 - clients provide more info about arquitecture
Summary: clients provide more info about arquitecture
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.6
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client Tools (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux
: P5 enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Volker Lendecke
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-05 15:00 UTC by muzzol
Modified: 2011-07-05 15:00 UTC (History)
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Description muzzol 2011-07-05 15:00:15 UTC
i'm migrating lot of workstations from wXP to linux and i abuse of variable substitution to perform some checks.

it would be very usefull if %a provided more information.

form manpage:

           The architecture of the remote machine. It currently recognizes Samba (Samba), the Linux CIFS file
           system (CIFSFS), OS/2, (OS2), Windows for Workgroups (WfWg), Windows 9x/ME (Win95), Windows NT
           (WinNT), Windows 2000 (Win2K), Windows XP (WinXP), Windows XP 64-bit(WinXP64), Windows 2003 including
           2003R2 (Win2K3), and Windows Vista (Vista). Anything else will be known as UNKNOWN.

there's more information about windows clients than linux ones, and i would like more precission on linux clients.

for example, the client could send the output of `lsb_release -i` or the version of the compilation. that could be replace or sum to actual options: (Samba-Ubuntu), (CIFSFS-Debian), (Samba-RedHat), etc.

i've created this enhacement as a client component, but i'm not really sure if belongs here.