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Re: How to identify a Unix machine....


This is a short cut. Use a portscanner like nmap. It can *guess* the OS. Or look at
it's source code if you want to do it on your own. But TCP/IP finger printing is
never full proof. You can ask kernel to report as anything you want.(Don't ask me
how to do it. I have just read it somewhere...)


aaranya@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Hi,
> Not a foolproof method. Telnet might be blocked and even if it is open, there
> may be a variety of issue messages which may or may not describe the OS
> correctly. I think the best way to do it is use what nmap uses, though even that
> is not too certain.
> Regards,
> Akshat