smbsh — Allows access to remote SMB shares using UNIX commands
smbsh [-W workgroup] [-U username] [-P prefix] [-R <name resolve order>] [-d <debug level>] [-l logdir] [-L libdir]
This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.
smbsh allows you to access an NT filesystem
using UNIX commands such as
rcp. You must use a
shell that is dynamically linked in order for
to work correctly.
Override the default workgroup specified in the workgroup parameter of the smb.conf(5) file for this session. This may be needed to connect to some servers.
Sets the SMB username or username and password. If this option is not specified, the user will be prompted for both the username and the password. If %pass is not specified, the user will be prompted for the password.
This option allows the user to set the directory prefix for SMB access. The default value if this option is not specified is smb.
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
level is an integer
from 0 to 10. The default value if this parameter is
not specified is 0.
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
This option is used to determine what naming services and in what order to resolve host names to IP addresses. The option takes a space-separated string of different name resolution options.
The options are: "lmhosts", "host", "wins" and "bcast". They cause names to be resolved as follows :
Lookup an IP address in the Samba lmhosts file. If the
line in lmhosts has no name type attached to the
(see the lmhosts(5) for details)
then any name type matches for lookup.
Do a standard host name to IP address resolution, using
/etc/hosts, NIS, or DNS
lookups. This method of name resolution is operating
system dependent, for instance on IRIX or Solaris this
may be controlled by the
file). Note that this method is only used
if the NetBIOS name type being queried is the 0x20
(server) name type, otherwise it is ignored.
Query a name with the IP address listed in the
wins server parameter. If no
WINS server has been specified this method will be
Do a broadcast on each of the known local interfaces
listed in the
parameter. This is the least reliable of the name
resolution methods as it depends on the target host
being on a locally connected subnet.
If this parameter is not set then the name resolve order
defined in the
smb.conf file parameter
(name resolve order) will be used.
The default order is lmhosts, host, wins, bcast. Without
this parameter or any entry in the name resolve order parameter of the
smb.conf file, the name
resolution methods will be attempted in this order.
This parameter specifies the location of the
shared libraries used by
smbsh. The default
value is specified at compile time.
To use the
smbsh command, execute
smbsh from the prompt and enter the username and password
that authenticates you to the machine running the Windows NT
Any dynamically linked command you execute from
this shell will access the
using the smb protocol. For example, the command
will show a list of workgroups. The command
ls /smb/MYGROUP will show all the machines in
the workgroup MYGROUP. The command
ls /smb/MYGROUP/<machine-name> will show the share
names for that machine. You could then, for example, use the
cd command to change directories,
edit files, and
rcp to copy files.
smbsh works by intercepting the standard
libc calls with the dynamically loaded versions in
smbwrapper.o. Not all calls have been "wrapped", so
some programs may not function correctly under
Programs which are not dynamically linked cannot make
smbsh's functionality. Most versions
of UNIX have a
file command that will
describe how a program was linked.
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.