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It is possible to fingerprint the OS to some level, but you won't be able to differentiate Kali Linux from Ubuntu/Red Hat. Or between some Windows versions. On the other hand detecting the behavior (eg. a port scan) instead of the OS would be simpler. If you are happy with the detection quality and don't mind some false positives, eg. that your boss new ...


Temporarily, I've decided to abandon all Ubuntu-based distributions in favor of RedHat-based ones. I am finding that SecurityOnion and Kali are more and more difficult to work with. As a final nail in their coffins, I am finding that most companies run RedHat, or have some official support for RHEL/Fedora/CentOS (notably yum and RPM packages). When I ...

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