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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

findsmb (1)

Name

findsmb - list info about machines that respond to SMB name queries on a subnet

Synopsis

findsmb [subnet broadcast address]

Description

FINDSMB(1)                       User Commands                      FINDSMB(1)



NAME
       findsmb - list info about machines that respond to SMB name queries on
       a subnet

SYNOPSIS
       findsmb [subnet broadcast address]

DESCRIPTION
       This perl script is part of the samba(7) suite.

       findsmb is a perl script that prints out several pieces of information
       about machines on a subnet that respond to SMB name query requests. It
       uses nmblookup(1) and smbclient(1) to obtain this information.

OPTIONS
       -r
           Controls whether findsmb takes bugs in Windows95 into account when
           trying to find a Netbios name registered of the remote machine.
           This option is disabled by default because it is specific to
           Windows 95 and Windows 95 machines only. If set, nmblookup(1) will
           be called with -B option.

       subnet broadcast address
           Without this option, findsmb will probe the subnet of the machine
           where findsmb(1) is run. This value is passed to nmblookup(1) as
           part of the -B option.

EXAMPLES
       The output of findsmb lists the following information for all machines
       that respond to the initial nmblookup for any name: IP address, NetBIOS
       name, Workgroup name, operating system, and SMB server version.

       There will be a '+' in front of the workgroup name for machines that
       are local master browsers for that workgroup. There will be an '*' in
       front of the workgroup name for machines that are the domain master
       browser for that workgroup. Machines that are running Windows for
       Workgroups, Windows 95 or Windows 98 will not show any information
       about the operating system or server version.

       The command with -r option must be run on a system without nmbd(8)
       running. If nmbd is running on the system, you will only get the IP
       address and the DNS name of the machine. To get proper responses from
       Windows 95 and Windows 98 machines, the command must be run as root and
       with -r option on a machine without nmbd running.

       For example, running findsmb without -r option set would yield output
       similar to the following

           IP ADDR         NETBIOS NAME   WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION
           ---------------------------------------------------------------------
           192.168.35.10   MINESET-TEST1  [DMVENGR]
           192.168.35.55   LINUXBOX      *[MYGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.6]
           192.168.35.56   HERBNT2        [HERB-NT]
           192.168.35.63   GANDALF        [MVENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.5a for IRIX]
           192.168.35.65   SAUNA          [WORKGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 1.9.18p10]
           192.168.35.71   FROGSTAR       [ENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.0 for IRIX]
           192.168.35.78   HERBDHCP1     +[HERB]
           192.168.35.88   SCNT2         +[MVENGR] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]
           192.168.35.93   FROGSTAR-PC    [MVENGR] [Windows 5.0] [Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
           192.168.35.97   HERBNT1       *[HERB-NT] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]

VERSION
       This man page is part of version 4.9.3 of the Samba suite.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | service/network/samba |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile              |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       nmbd(8), smbclient(1), and nmblookup(1)

AUTHOR
       The 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.



NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       https://download.samba.org/pub/samba/stable/samba-4.9.3.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.samba.org/.



Samba 4.9.3                       01/24/2019                        FINDSMB(1)