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libsmbclient - An extension library for browsers and that can be used as a generic browsing API.
Browser URL:smb://[[[domain:]user[:password@]]server[/share[/path[/file]]]] [?options]
This tool is part of thesamba(7)suite.
libsmbclientis a library toolset that permits applications to manipulate CIFS/SMB network resources using many of the standards POSIX functions available for manipulating local UNIX/Linux files. It permits much more than just browsing, files can be opened and read or written, permissions changed, file times modified, attributes and ACL's can be manipulated, and so on. Of course, its functionality includes all the capabilities commonly called browsing.
libsmbclientcan not be used directly from the command line, instead it provides an extension of the capabilities of tools such as file managers and browsers. This man page describes the configuration options for this tool so that the user may obtain greatest utility of use.
What the URLs mean:
- Shows all workgroups or domains that are visible in the network. The behavior matches that of the Microsoft Windows Explorer.
The method of locating the list of workgroups (domains also) varies depending on the setting of the context variable(context->options.browse_max_lmb_count). It is the responsibility of the application that calls this library to set this to a sensible value. This is a compile-time option. This value determines the maximum number of local master browsers to query for the list of workgroups. In order to ensure that the list is complete for those present on the network, all master browsers must be queried. If there are a large number of workgroups on the network, the time spent querying will be significant. For small networks (just a few workgroups), it is suggested to set this value to 0, instructing libsmbclient to query all local master browsers. In an environment that has many workgroups a more reasonable setting may be around 3.
- This command causes libsmbclient to perform a name look-up. If the NAME<1D> or NAME<1B> exists (workgroup name), libsmbclient will list all servers in the workgroup (or domain). Otherwise, a name look-up for the NAME<20> (machine name) will be performed, and the list of shared resources on the server will be displayed.
When libsmbclient is invoked by an application it searches for a directory called.smbin the $HOME directory that is specified in the users shell environment. It then searches for a file calledsmb.confwhich, if present, will fully over-ride the system/etc/samba/smb.conffile. If instead libsmbclient finds a file called~/.smb/smb.conf.append, it will read the system/etc/samba/smb.confand then append the contents of the~/.smb/smb.conf.appendto it.
libsmbclientwill check the users shell environment for theUSERparameter and will use its value when if theuserparameter was not included in the URL.
Watch this space for future updates.
This man page is part of version 4.9.0rc5-DEVELOPERBUILD-git.29.c1211ea8fe04.31-SUSE-oS15.5-x86_64 of the Samba suite.
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.
The libsmbclient manpage page was written by John H Terpstra.
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