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findsmb(1)                                                          findsmb(1)


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


       findsmb [subnet broadcast address]


       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.


          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.


       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 Work-
       groups, 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) run-
       ning. 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

       ---------------------------------------------------------------------   MINESET-TEST1  [DMVENGR]   LINUXBOX      *[MYGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.6]   HERBNT2        [HERB-NT]   GANDALF        [MVENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.5a for IRIX]   SAUNA          [WORKGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 1.9.18p10]   FROGSTAR       [ENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.0 for IRIX]   HERBDHCP1     +[HERB]   SCNT2         +[MVENGR] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]   FROGSTAR-PC    [MVENGR] [Windows 5.0] [Windows 2000 LAN Manager]   HERBNT1       *[HERB-NT] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]


       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.


       nmbd(8), smbclient(1), and nmblookup(1)


       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 original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer.  The  man  page
       sources  were converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open
       Source  software,  available  at  and
       updated  for the Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to Doc-
       Book XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.


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