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

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

       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.

       What the URLs mean:

	   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.

	   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.

       Watch this space for future updates.

       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 libsmbclient manpage page was written by John H Terpstra.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability	    | SUNWsmbar, SUNWsmbau |
       |Interface Stability | External		   |
       Source for Samba is available on http://opensolaris.org.

       Samba(7) delivers the set of four SMF(5) services as can be seen from the following

	    $ svcs samba wins winbind swat
	   disabled	  Apr_21   svc:/network/samba:default
	   disabled	  Apr_21   svc:/network/winbind:default
	   disabled	  Apr_21   svc:/network/wins:default
	   disabled	  Apr_21   svc:/network/swat:default

       where the services are:

	   runs the smbd daemon managing the CIFS sessions

	   runs the nmbd daemon enabling the browsing (WINS)

	   runs the winbindd daemon making the domain idmap

	   Samba Web Administration Tool is a service providing access to browser-based Samba
	   administration interface and on-line documentation.	The service runs on software
	   loopback network interface on port 901/tcp, i.e. opening "http://localhost:901/" in
	   browser will access the SWAT service on local machine.

       Please note: SWAT uses HTTP Basic Authentication scheme where user name and passwords are
       sent over the network in clear text. In the SWAT case the user name is root. Transferring
       such sensitive data is advisable only on the software loopback network interface or over
       secure networks.

Samba 3.0				    01/19/2009				  LIBSMBCLIENT(7)
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