SMBTREE(1) User Commands SMBTREE(1)
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
Only print a list of all the domains known on broadcast or by the master browser
Only print a list of all the domains and servers responding on broadcast or known by
the master browser.
level is an integer from 0 to 10. The default value if this parameter is not specified
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 log level parameter in the
Prints the program version number.
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.
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.
Set the smb.conf(5) option "<name>" to value "<value>" from the command line. This
overrides compiled-in defaults and options read from the configuration file.
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 Directory environment.
Try to use the credentials cached by winbind.
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.
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.
Set the client signing state.
Use stored machine account password.
This command line parameter requires the remote server support the UNIX extensions or
that the SMB3 protocol has been selected. Requests that the connection be encrypted.
Negotiates SMB encryption using either SMB3 or POSIX extensions via GSSAPI. Uses the
given credentials for the encryption negotiation (either kerberos or NTLMv1/v2 if
given domain/username/password triple. Fails the connection if encryption cannot be
The supplied password is the NT hash.
Print a summary of command line options.
Display brief usage message.
This man page is correct for version 3 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.
Samba 4.0 06/17/2014 SMBTREE(1)