A text based smb network browser
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This tool is
part of the samba(7) suite.
smbtree is a
smb browser program in text mode. It is similar to the
"Network Neighborhood" found on Windows computers.
It prints a tree with all the known domains, the servers in
those domains and the shares on the servers.
Query network nodes by sending
requests as broadcasts instead of querying the local master
Only print a list of all the
domains known on broadcast or by the master browser
Only print a list of all the
domains and servers responding on broadcast or known by the
level is an integer from
0 to 10. The default value if this parameter is not
specified is 0.
The higher this
value, the more detail will be logged to the log files about
the activities of the server. At level 0, only critical
errors and serious warnings will be logged. Level 1 is a
reasonable level for day-to-day running -
it generates a small amount of information about operations
Levels above 1
will generate considerable amounts of log data, and should
only be used when investigating a problem. Levels above 3
are designed for use only by developers and generate HUGE
amounts of log data, most of which is extremely cryptic.
specifying this parameter here will override the
parameter in the smb.conf
the program version number.
specified contains the configuration details required by the
server. The information in this file includes
server-specific information such as what printcap file
to use, as well as descriptions of all the services that the
server is to provide. See smb.conf for more information. The
default configuration file name is determined at compile
directory name for log/debug files. The extension
".progname" will be appended (e.g.
log.smbclient, log.smbd, etc...). The log file is never
removed by the client.
specified, this parameter suppresses the normal password
prompt from the client to the user. This is useful when
accessing a service that does not require a
a password is specified on the command line or this
parameter is specified, the client will request a
a password is specified on the command line and this option
is also defined the password on the command line will be
silently ingnored and no password will be used.
authenticate with kerberos. Only useful in an Active
use the credentials cached by winbind.
option allows you to specify a file from which to read the
username and password used in the connection. The format of
the file is
password = <value>
domain = <value>
certain that the permissions on the file restrict access
from unwanted users.
SMB username or username and password.
%password is not specified, the user will be prompted. The
client will first check the USER environment
variable, then the LOGNAME variable and if either
exists, the string is uppercased. If these environmental
variables are not found, the username GUEST is
third option is to use a credentials file which contains the
plaintext of the username and password. This option is
mainly provided for scripts where the admin does not wish to
pass the credentials on the command line or via environment
variables. If this method is used, make certain that the
permissions on the file restrict access from unwanted users.
See the -A for more details.
cautious about including passwords in scripts. Also, on many
systems the command line of a running process may be seen
via the ps command. To be safe always allow rpcclient to
prompt for a password and type it in directly.
summary of command line options.
This man page is correct for version 3 of
the Samba suite.
original Samba software and related utilities were created
by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team
as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux
kernel is developed.
smbtree man page was written by Jelmer Vernooij.