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FINDSMB(1)				  User Commands 			       FINDSMB(1)

NAME
       findsmb - list info about machines that respond to SMB name queries on a subnet

SYNOPSIS
       findsmb [subnet broadcast address]

DESCRIPTION
       This perl script is part of the samba(7) suite.

       findsmb is a perl script that prints out several pieces of information about machines on a
       subnet that respond to SMB name query requests. It uses nmblookup(1) and smbclient(1) to
       obtain this information.

OPTIONS
       -r
	   Controls whether findsmb takes bugs in Windows95 into account when trying to find a
	   Netbios name registered of the remote machine. This option is disabled by default
	   because it is specific to Windows 95 and Windows 95 machines only. If set,
	   nmblookup(1) will be called with -B option.

       subnet broadcast address
	   Without this option, findsmb will probe the subnet of the machine where findsmb(1) is
	   run. This value is passed to nmblookup(1) as part of the -B option.

EXAMPLES
       The output of findsmb lists the following information for all machines that respond to the
       initial nmblookup for any name: IP address, NetBIOS name, Workgroup name, operating
       system, and SMB server version.

       There will be a '+' in front of the workgroup name for machines that are local master
       browsers for that workgroup. There will be an '*' in front of the workgroup name for
       machines that are the domain master browser for that workgroup. Machines that are running
       Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95 or Windows 98 will not show any information about the
       operating system or server version.

       The command with -r option must be run on a system without nmbd(8) running. If nmbd is
       running on the system, you will only get the IP address and the DNS name of the machine.
       To get proper responses from Windows 95 and Windows 98 machines, the command must be run
       as root and with -r option on a machine without nmbd running.

       For example, running findsmb without -r option set would yield output similar to the
       following

	   IP ADDR	   NETBIOS NAME   WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION
	   ---------------------------------------------------------------------
	   192.168.35.10   MINESET-TEST1  [DMVENGR]
	   192.168.35.55   LINUXBOX	 *[MYGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.6]
	   192.168.35.56   HERBNT2	  [HERB-NT]
	   192.168.35.63   GANDALF	  [MVENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.5a for IRIX]
	   192.168.35.65   SAUNA	  [WORKGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 1.9.18p10]
	   192.168.35.71   FROGSTAR	  [ENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.0 for IRIX]
	   192.168.35.78   HERBDHCP1	 +[HERB]
	   192.168.35.88   SCNT2	 +[MVENGR] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]
	   192.168.35.93   FROGSTAR-PC	  [MVENGR] [Windows 5.0] [Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
	   192.168.35.97   HERBNT1	 *[HERB-NT] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]

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

SEE ALSO
       nmbd(8), smbclient(1), and nmblookup(1)

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
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.

Samba 3.5				    06/18/2010				       FINDSMB(1)
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