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NAME

       libsmbclient - An extension library for browsers and that can be used as a generic
       browsing API.

SYNOPSIS


       Browser URL: smb://[[[domain:]user[:password@]]server[/share[/path[/file]]]] [?options]

DESCRIPTION

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

       libsmbclient is 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.

       libsmbclient can 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.

OPTIONS

       What the URLs mean:

       smb://
           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
           querried. 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.

       smb://name/
           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 .smb in
       the $HOME directory that is specified in the users shell environment. It then searches for
       a file called smb.conf which, if present, will fully over-ride the system
       /etc/samba/smb.conf file. If instead libsmbclient finds a file called
       ~/.smb/smb.conf.append, it will read the system /etc/samba/smb.conf and then append the
       contents of the ~/.smb/smb.conf.append to it.

       libsmbclient will check the users shell environment for the USER parameter and will use
       its value when if the user parameter was not included in the URL.

PROGRAMMERS GUIDE

       Watch this space for future updates.

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 libsmbclient manpage page was written by John H Terpstra.