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smbclient(1)                                                      smbclient(1)




NAME

       smbclient - ftp-like client to access SMB/CIFS resources on servers


SYNOPSIS

       smbclient    [-b <buffer size>]   [-d debuglevel]   [-L <netbios name>]
        [-U username] [-I destinationIP] [-M <netbios name>]  [-m maxprotocol]
        [-A authfile]    [-N]   [-i scope]   [-O <socket options>]   [-p port]
        [-R <name resolve order>] [-s <smb config file>] [-k]  [-P]  [-c <com-
        mand>]

       smbclient  {servicename}  [password] [-b <buffer size>] [-d debuglevel]
        [-D Directory]   [-U username]   [-W workgroup]    [-M <netbios name>]
        [-m maxprotocol]  [-A authfile]  [-N]  [-l logdir]  [-I destinationIP]
        [-E] [-c <command string>] [-i scope] [-O <socket options>]  [-p port]
        [-R <name resolve order>]   [-s <smb config file>]  [-T<c|x>IXFqgbNan]
        [-k]


DESCRIPTION

       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

       smbclient is a client that can 'talk' to an SMB/CIFS server. It  offers
       an  interface  similar  to that of the ftp program (see ftp(1)). Opera-
       tions include things like getting files from the server  to  the  local
       machine, putting files from the local machine to the server, retrieving
       directory information from the server and so on.


OPTIONS

       servicename
          servicename is the name of the  service  you  want  to  use  on  the
          server.  A service name takes the form //server/service where server
          is the NetBIOS name of the SMB/CIFS server offering the desired ser-
          vice and service is the name of the service offered. Thus to connect
          to the service "printer" on the  SMB/CIFS  server  "smbserver",  you
          would use the servicename //smbserver/printer

          Note  that  the server name required is NOT necessarily the IP (DNS)
          host name of the server ! The name  required  is  a  NetBIOS  server
          name,  which  may  or  may not be the same as the IP hostname of the
          machine running the server.

          The server name is looked up according to either the -R parameter to
          smbclient   or  using  the  name  resolve  order  parameter  in  the
          smb.conf(5) file, allowing an administrator to change the order  and
          methods by which server names are looked up.

       password
          The  password required to access the specified service on the speci-
          fied server. If this parameter is supplied, the -N option  (suppress
          password prompt) is assumed.

          There is no default password. If no password is supplied on the com-
          mand line (either by using this parameter or adding  a  password  to
          the  -U  option (see below)) and the -N option is not specified, the
          client will prompt for a password, even if the desired service  does
          not  require one. (If no password is required, simply press ENTER to
          provide a null password.)

          Note: Some servers  (including  OS/2  and  Windows  for  Workgroups)
          insist  on  an uppercase password. Lowercase or mixed case passwords
          may be rejected by these servers.

          Be cautious about including passwords in scripts.

       -R <name resolve order>
          This option is used by the programs in the Samba suite to  determine
          what  naming  services and in what order to resolve host names to IP
          addresses. The option takes a space-separated  string  of  different
          name resolution options.

          The  options  are :"lmhosts", "host", "wins" and "bcast". They cause
          names to be resolved as follows:

             o  lmhosts: Lookup an IP address in the Samba  lmhosts  file.  If
                the  line  in lmhosts has no name type attached to the NetBIOS
                name (see the lmhosts(5)  for  details)  then  any  name  type
                matches for lookup.

             o  host:  Do a standard host name to IP address resolution, using
                the system /etc/hosts , NIS, or DNS lookups.  This  method  of
                name resolution is operating system dependent, for instance on
                IRIX or Solaris  this  may  be  controlled  by  the  /etc/nss-
                witch.conf  file).  Note  that this method is only used if the
                NetBIOS name type being queried  is  the  0x20  (server)  name
                type, otherwise it is ignored.

             o  wins:  Query  a  name  with  the IP address listed in the wins
                server parameter. If no WINS server has  been  specified  this
                method will be ignored.

             o  bcast:  Do  a  broadcast on each of the known local interfaces
                listed in the interfaces parameter. This is the least reliable
                of  the  name  resolution  methods as it depends on the target
                host being on a locally connected subnet.

             If this parameter is not set then the name resolve order  defined
             in  the  smb.conf(5)  file parameter (name resolve order) will be
             used.

             The default order is lmhosts, host, wins, bcast and without  this
             parameter or any entry in the name resolve order parameter of the
             smb.conf(5) file the name resolution methods will be attempted in
             this order.

       -M NetBIOS name
          This  options allows you to send messages, using the "WinPopup" pro-
          tocol, to another computer. Once a  connection  is  established  you
          then type your message, pressing ^D (control-D) to end.

          If  the receiving computer is running WinPopup the user will receive
          the message and probably a beep. If they are  not  running  WinPopup
          the message will be lost, and no error message will occur.

          The  message  is also automatically truncated if the message is over
          1600 bytes, as this is the limit of the protocol.

          One useful trick is to cat the message through smbclient. For  exam-
          ple:




          cat mymessage.txt | smbclient -M FRED

          will send the message in the file mymessage.txt to the machine FRED.

          You may also find the -U and -I options useful, as they allow you to
          control the FROM and TO parts of the message.

          See  the message command parameter in the smb.conf(5) for a descrip-
          tion of how to handle incoming WinPopup messages in Samba.

          Note: Copy WinPopup into the startup group on your WfWg PCs  if  you
          want them to always be able to receive messages.

       -p port
          This  number  is  the  TCP port number that will be used when making
          connections to the server. The standard (well-known) TCP port number
          for an SMB/CIFS server is 139, which is the default.

       -P
          Make queries to the external server using the machine account of the
          local server.

       -h|--help
          Print a summary of command line options.

       -I IP-address
          IP address is the address of the server to connect to. It should  be
          specified in standard "a.b.c.d" notation.

          Normally  the client would attempt to locate a named SMB/CIFS server
          by looking it up via the NetBIOS name resolution mechanism described
          above  in the name resolve order parameter above. Using this parame-
          ter will force the client to  assume  that  the  server  is  on  the
          machine with the specified IP address and the NetBIOS name component
          of the resource being connected to will be ignored.

          There is no default for this parameter. If not supplied, it will  be
          determined automatically by the client as described above.

       -E
          This  parameter  causes the client to write messages to the standard
          error stream (stderr) rather than to the standard output stream.

          By default, the client writes messages to standard  output  -  typi-
          cally the user's tty.

       -L
          This  option  allows you to look at what services are available on a
          server. You use it as smbclient -L host and a  list  should  appear.
          The  -I  option may be useful if your NetBIOS names don't match your
          TCP/IP DNS host names or if you  are  trying  to  reach  a  host  on
          another network.

       -t terminal code
          This  option  tells smbclient how to interpret filenames coming from
          the remote server. Usually Asian language multibyte UNIX implementa-
          tions  use  different  character  sets  than  SMB/CIFS  servers (EUC
          instead of
           SJIS for example). Setting this parameter will let  smbclient  con-
          vert  between  the  UNIX  filenames and the SMB filenames correctly.
          This option has not been seriously tested and may  have  some  prob-
          lems.

          The  terminal  codes include CWsjis, CWeuc, CWjis7, CWjis8, CWjunet,
          CWhex, CWcap. This is not a complete list, check  the  Samba  source
          code for the complete list.

       -b buffersize
          This  option  changes  the transmit/send buffer size when getting or
          putting a file from/to the server. The default is 65520 bytes.  Set-
          ting  this  value smaller (to 1200 bytes) has been observed to speed
          up file transfers to and from a Win9x server.

       -V
          Prints the program version number.

       -s <configuration file>
          The file 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  descrip-
          tions  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 time.

       -d|--debuglevel=level
          level  is an integer from 0 to 10. The default value if this parame-
          ter is not specified is zero.

          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 infor-
          mation about operations carried out.

          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.

          Note that specifying this parameter here will override the

          parameter in the smb.conf file.

       -l|--logfile=logdirectory
          Base  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.

       -N
          If  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 password.

          Unless a password is specified on the command line or this parameter
          is specified, the client will request a password.

          If a password is specified on the command line and  this  option  is
          also  defined the password on the command line will be silently ing-
          nored and no password will be used.

       -k
          Try to authenticate with kerberos. Only useful in an  Active  Direc-
          tory environment.

       -A|--authentication-file=filename
          This  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





          username = <value>
          password = <value>
          domain   = <value>



          Make  certain  that the permissions on the file restrict access from
          unwanted users.

       -U|--user=username[%password]
          Sets the SMB username or username and password.

          If %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 used.

          A  third  option  is  to  use  a credentials file which contains the
          plaintext of the username and password. This option is  mainly  pro-
          vided  for scripts where the admin does not wish to pass the creden-
          tials 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.

          Be cautious about including passwords in scripts. Also, on many sys-
          tems  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.

       -n <primary NetBIOS name>
          This  option allows you to override the NetBIOS name that Samba uses
          for itself. This is identical to setting the

          parameter in the smb.conf file. However, a command line setting will
          take precedence over settings in smb.conf.

       -i <scope>
          This  specifies  a NetBIOS scope that nmblookup will use to communi-
          cate with when generating NetBIOS names. For details on the  use  of
          NetBIOS  scopes, see rfc1001.txt and rfc1002.txt. NetBIOS scopes are
          very rarely used, only set this parameter  if  you  are  the  system
          administrator  in  charge of all the NetBIOS systems you communicate
          with.

       -W|--workgroup=domain
          Set the SMB domain of  the  username.  This  overrides  the  default
          domain which is the domain defined in smb.conf. If the domain speci-
          fied is the same as the servers NetBIOS name, it causes  the  client
          to  log  on  using  the  servers local SAM (as opposed to the Domain
          SAM).

       -O socket options
          TCP socket options to set on  the  client  socket.  See  the  socket
          options  parameter in the smb.conf manual page for the list of valid
          options.

       -T tar options
          smbclient may be used to create tar(1) compatible backups of all the
          files  on  an  SMB/CIFS  share.  The secondary tar flags that can be
          given to this option are :

             o  c - Create a tar file on UNIX. Must be followed by the name of
                a  tar  file, tape device or "-" for standard output. If using
                standard output you must turn the  log  level  to  its  lowest
                value  -d0  to  avoid  corrupting  your tar file. This flag is
                mutually exclusive with the x flag.

             o  x - Extract (restore) a local tar file back to a share. Unless
                the  -D  option  is given, the tar files will be restored from
                the top level of the share. Must be followed by  the  name  of
                the  tar  file,  device  or  "-"  for standard input. Mutually
                exclusive with the c flag. Restored files have their  creation
                times  (mtime) set to the date saved in the tar file. Directo-
                ries currently do not get their creation dates restored  prop-
                erly.

             o  I  -  Include  files  and directories. Is the default behavior
                when  filenames  are  specified  above.  Causes  files  to  be
                included  in  an  extract  or create (and therefore everything
                else to be excluded). See  example  below.  Filename  globbing
                works in one of two ways. See r below.

             o  X - Exclude files and directories. Causes files to be excluded
                from an extract or create. See example below.  Filename  glob-
                bing works in one of two ways now. See r below.

             o  F  -  File  containing  a list of files and directories. The F
                causes the name following the tarfile to create to be read  as
                a filename that contains a list of files and directories to be
                included in an extract or  create  (and  therefore  everything
                else  to  be  excluded).  See example below. Filename globbing
                works in one of two ways. See r below.

             o  b - Blocksize. Must be followed by a valid (greater than zero)
                blocksize.  Causes  tar  file  to  be  written  out  in block-
                size*TBLOCK (usually 512 byte) blocks.

             o  g - Incremental. Only back up files that have the archive  bit
                set. Useful only with the c flag.

             o  q  -  Quiet.  Keeps tar from printing diagnostics as it works.
                This is the same as tarmode quiet.

             o  r -  Regular  expression  include  or  exclude.  Uses  regular
                expression  matching  for excluding or excluding files if com-
                piled with HAVE_REGEX_H. However this mode can be  very  slow.
                If  not  compiled  with  HAVE_REGEX_H, does a limited wildcard
                match on '*' and '?'.

             o  N - Newer than. Must be followed by the name of a  file  whose
                date  is  compared  against  files found on the share during a
                create. Only files newer than the file specified are backed up
                to the tar file. Useful only with the c flag.

             o  a - Set archive bit. Causes the archive bit to be reset when a
                file is backed up. Useful with the g and c flags.

             Tar Long File Names

             smbclient's tar option now  supports  long  file  names  both  on
             backup  and restore. However, the full path name of the file must
             be less than 1024 bytes. Also, when a  tar  archive  is  created,
             smbclient's tar option places all files in the archive with rela-
             tive names, not absolute names.

             Tar Filenames

             All file names can be given as DOS path names (with  '\'  as  the
             component  separator) or as UNIX path names (with '/' as the com-
             ponent separator).

             Examples

             Restore from tar file backup.tar into myshare on mypc  (no  pass-
             word on share).

             smbclient //mypc/yshare "" -N -Tx backup.tar

             Restore everything except users/docs

             smbclient //mypc/myshare "" -N -TXx backup.tar users/docs

             Create a tar file of the files beneath
              users/docs.

             smbclient //mypc/myshare "" -N -Tc backup.tar users/docs

             Create the same tar file as above, but now use a DOS path name.

             smbclient //mypc/myshare "" -N -tc backup.tar users\edocs

             Create a tar file of the files listed in the file tarlist.

             smbclient //mypc/myshare "" -N -TcF backup.tar tarlist

             Create  a tar file of all the files and directories in the share.

             smbclient //mypc/myshare "" -N -Tc backup.tar *

       -D initial directory
          Change to initial directory before starting. Probably  only  of  any
          use with the tar -T option.

       -c command string
          command  string is a semicolon-separated list of commands to be exe-
          cuted instead of prompting from stdin.
           -N is implied by -c.

          This is particularly useful in scripts and for printing stdin to the
          server, e.g.  -c 'print -'.


OPERATIONS

       Once the client is running, the user is presented with a prompt :

       smb:>

       The  backslash  ("\")  indicates  the  current working directory on the
       server, and will change if the current working directory is changed.

       The prompt indicates that the client is ready and waiting to carry  out
       a  user  command. Each command is a single word, optionally followed by
       parameters specific to that command. Command and parameters are  space-
       delimited unless these notes specifically state otherwise. All commands
       are case-insensitive. Parameters to commands may or  may  not  be  case
       sensitive, depending on the command.

       You  can  specify  file  names which have spaces in them by quoting the
       name with double quotes, for example "a long file name".

       Parameters shown in square brackets (e.g., "[parameter]") are optional.
       If  not given, the command will use suitable defaults. Parameters shown
       in angle brackets (e.g., "<parameter>") are required.

       Note that all commands operating on the server are  actually  performed
       by  issuing  a  request  to the server. Thus the behavior may vary from
       server to server, depending on how the server was implemented.

       The commands available are given here in alphabetical order.

       ? [command]
          If command is specified, the ? command will display a brief informa-
          tive  message  about  the specified command. If no command is speci-
          fied, a list of available commands will be displayed.

       ! [shell command]
          If shell command is specified, the ! command will  execute  a  shell
          locally and run the specified shell command. If no command is speci-
          fied, a local shell will be run.

       altname file
          The client will request that the server return the "alternate"  name
          (the 8.3 name) for a file or directory.

       case_sensitive
          Toggles the setting of the flag in SMB packets that tells the server
          to treat filenames as case sensitive. Set to OFF by  default  (tells
          file  server to treat filenames as case insensitive). Only currently
          affects Samba 3.0.5 and above file servers with the  case  sensitive
          parameter set to auto in the smb.conf.

       cancel jobid0 [jobid1] ... [jobidN]
          The client will request that the server cancel the printjobs identi-
          fied by the given numeric print job ids.

       chmod file mode in octal
          This command depends on the server supporting the CIFS  UNIX  exten-
          sions and will fail if the server does not. The client requests that
          the server change the UNIX permissions to the given octal  mode,  in
          standard UNIX format.

       chown file uid gid
          This  command  depends on the server supporting the CIFS UNIX exten-
          sions and will fail if the server does not. The client requests that
          the  server  change  the  UNIX user and group ownership to the given
          decimal values. Note there is currently no way to remotely  look  up
          the  UNIX uid and gid values for a given name. This may be addressed
          in future versions of the CIFS UNIX extensions.

       cd [directory name]
          If "directory name" is specified, the current working  directory  on
          the  server  will be changed to the directory specified. This opera-
          tion will fail if for any reason the specified directory is inacces-
          sible.

          If  no directory name is specified, the current working directory on
          the server will be reported.

       del <mask>
          The client will request that the server attempt to delete all  files
          matching mask from the current working directory on the server.

       dir <mask>
          A  list  of the files matching mask in the current working directory
          on the server will be retrieved from the server and displayed.

       exit
          Terminate the connection with the server and exit from the  program.

       get <remote file name> [local file name]
          Copy the file called remote file name from the server to the machine
          running the client. If specified, name the  local  copy  local  file
          name.  Note that all transfers in smbclient are binary. See also the
          lowercase command.

       help [command]
          See the ? command above.

       lcd [directory name]
          If directory name is specified, the current working directory on the
          local machine will be changed to the directory specified. This oper-
          ation will fail if for any reason the specified directory  is  inac-
          cessible.

          If  no  directory name is specified, the name of the current working
          directory on the local machine will be reported.

       link target linkname
          This command depends on the server supporting the CIFS  UNIX  exten-
          sions and will fail if the server does not. The client requests that
          the server create a hard link between the linkname and target files.
          The linkname file must not exist.

       lowercase
          Toggle lowercasing of filenames for the get and mget commands.

          When  lowercasing  is  toggled  ON, local filenames are converted to
          lowercase when using the get and mget commands. This is often useful
          when  copying  (say)  MSDOS  files  from a server, because lowercase
          filenames are the norm on UNIX systems.

       ls <mask>
          See the dir command above.

       mask <mask>
          This command allows the user to set up a mask  which  will  be  used
          during recursive operation of the mget and mput commands.

          The masks specified to the mget and mput commands act as filters for
          directories rather than files when recursion is toggled ON.

          The mask specified with the mask  command  is  necessary  to  filter
          files  within  those directories. For example, if the mask specified
          in an mget command is "source*" and the mask specified with the mask
          command  is "*.c" and recursion is toggled ON, the mget command will
          retrieve all files matching  "*.c"  in  all  directories  below  and
          including  all directories matching "source*" in the current working
          directory.

          Note that the value for mask defaults to blank (equivalent  to  "*")
          and  remains  so  until  the  mask  command is used to change it. It
          retains the most recently specified  value  indefinitely.  To  avoid
          unexpected results it would be wise to change the value of mask back
          to "*" after using the mget or mput commands.

       md <directory name>
          See the mkdir command.

       mget <mask>
          Copy all files matching mask from the server to the machine  running
          the client.

          Note that mask is interpreted differently during recursive operation
          and non-recursive operation - refer to the recurse and mask commands
          for  more  information.  Note  that  all  transfers in smbclient are
          binary. See also the lowercase command.

       mkdir <directory name>
          Create a new directory on the server (user access privileges permit-
          ting) with the specified name.

       mput <mask>
          Copy all files matching mask in the current working directory on the
          local machine to the current working directory on the server.

          Note that mask is interpreted differently during recursive operation
          and non-recursive operation - refer to the recurse and mask commands
          for more information. Note  that  all  transfers  in  smbclient  are
          binary.

       print <file name>
          Print  the specified file from the local machine through a printable
          service on the server.

       prompt
          Toggle prompting for filenames during operation of the mget and mput
          commands.

          When  toggled  ON, the user will be prompted to confirm the transfer
          of each file during these commands. When toggled OFF, all  specified
          files will be transferred without prompting.

       put <local file name> [remote file name]
          Copy  the  file  called local file name from the machine running the
          client to the server. If specified, name the remote copy remote file
          name.  Note that all transfers in smbclient are binary. See also the
          lowercase command.

       queue
          Displays the print queue, showing the job id, name, size and current
          status.

       quit
          See the exit command.

       rd <directory name>
          See the rmdir command.

       recurse
          Toggle directory recursion for the commands mget and mput.

          When  toggled ON, these commands will process all directories in the
          source directory (i.e., the directory they are copying  from  )  and
          will  recurse into any that match the mask specified to the command.
          Only files that match the mask specified using the mask command will
          be retrieved. See also the mask command.

          When  recursion  is toggled OFF, only files from the current working
          directory on the source machine that match the mask specified to the
          mget  or  mput commands will be copied, and any mask specified using
          the mask command will be ignored.

       rm <mask>
          Remove all files matching mask from the current working directory on
          the server.

       rmdir <directory name>
          Remove  the  specified directory (user access privileges permitting)
          from the server.

       setmode <filename> <perm=[+|-]rsha>
          A version of the DOS attrib command to  set  file  permissions.  For
          example:

          setmode myfile +r

          would make myfile read only.

       stat file
          This  command  depends on the server supporting the CIFS UNIX exten-
          sions and will fail if the server does not. The client requests  the
          UNIX  basic  info  level and prints out the same info that the Linux
          stat command would about the file. This includes  the  size,  blocks
          used  on disk, file type, permissions, inode number, number of links
          and finally the three timestamps (access, modify and change). If the
          file  is a special file (symlink, character or block device, fifo or
          socket) then extra information may also be printed.

       symlink target linkname
          This command depends on the server supporting the CIFS  UNIX  exten-
          sions and will fail if the server does not. The client requests that
          the server create a  symbolic  hard  link  between  the  target  and
          linkname  files.  The  linkname  file  must not exist. Note that the
          server will not create a link to any path that lies outside the cur-
          rently connected share. This is enforced by the Samba server.

       tar <c|x>[IXbgNa]
          Performs  a  tar  operation  - see the -T command line option above.
          Behavior may be affected by the tarmode command (see below). Using g
          (incremental)  and N (newer) will affect tarmode settings. Note that
          using the "-" option with tar x may not work - use the command  line
          option instead.

       blocksize <blocksize>
          Blocksize.  Must  be  followed by a valid (greater than zero) block-
          size. Causes tar file to be written out in blocksize*TBLOCK (usually
          512 byte) blocks.

       tarmode <full|inc|reset|noreset>
          Changes  tar's  behavior  with regard to archive bits. In full mode,
          tar will back up everything regardless of the  archive  bit  setting
          (this  is the default mode). In incremental mode, tar will only back
          up files with the archive bit set. In reset mode, tar will reset the
          archive bit on all files it backs up (implies read/write share).


NOTES

       Some servers are fussy about the case of supplied usernames, passwords,
       share names (AKA service names) and machine names. If you fail to  con-
       nect try giving all parameters in uppercase.

       It  is  often  necessary  to  use the -n option when connecting to some
       types of servers. For example OS/2 LanManager insists on a  valid  Net-
       BIOS  name being used, so you need to supply a valid name that would be
       known to the server.

       smbclient supports long file names where the server supports  the  LAN-
       MAN2 protocol or above.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       The  variable  USER  may  contain  the username of the person using the
       client. This information is used only if the  protocol  level  is  high
       enough to support session-level passwords.

       The  variable  PASSWD  may contain the password of the person using the
       client. This information is used only if the  protocol  level  is  high
       enough to support session-level passwords.

       The  variable LIBSMB_PROG may contain the path, executed with system(),
       which the client should connect to instead of connecting to  a  server.
       This  functionality  is  primarily  intended  as a development aid, and
       works best when using a LMHOSTS file


INSTALLATION

       The location of the client program is a matter  for  individual  system
       administrators. The following are thus suggestions only.

       It  is  recommended  that  the  smbclient  software be installed in the
       /usr/local/samba/bin/ or
        /usr/samba/bin/ directory, this directory readable by  all,  writeable
       only  by  root.  The client program itself should be executable by all.
       The client should NOT be setuid or setgid!

       The client log files should be put in a directory readable  and  write-
       able only by the user.

       To  test  the  client,  you  will  need  to  know the name of a running
       SMB/CIFS server. It is possible to run smbd(8) as an  ordinary  user  -
       running  that  server  as a daemon on a user-accessible port (typically
       any port number over 1024) would provide a suitable test server.


DIAGNOSTICS

       Most diagnostics issued by the client are logged  in  a  specified  log
       file.  The log file name is specified at compile time, but may be over-
       ridden on the command line.

       The number and nature of diagnostics available  depends  on  the  debug
       level  used by the client. If you have problems, set the debug level to
       3 and peruse the log files.


VERSION

       This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.


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.

       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  ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/)  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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