Provided by: smbclient_3.0.28a-1ubuntu4_i386
smbtree - A text based smb network browser
smbtree [-b] [-D] [-S]
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 browser.
Only print a list of all the domains known on broadcast or by the
Only print a list of all the domains and servers responding on
broadcast or known by the master browser.
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
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 time.
level is an integer from 0 to 10. The default value if this
parameter 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
information 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.
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.
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
ingnored and no password will be used.
Try to authenticate with kerberos. Only useful in an Active
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
username = <value>
password = <value>
domain = <value>
Make certain that the permissions on the file restrict access from
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
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.
Be 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.
Print a summary of command line options.
This man page is correct for version 3.0 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 smbtree man page was written by Jelmer Vernooij.