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1<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>smbsh</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="samba.css" type="text/css"><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.68.1"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="refentry" lang="en"><a name="smbsh.1"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>smbsh &#8212; Allows access to remote SMB shares
2        using UNIX commands</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv"><h2>Synopsis</h2><div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="command">smbsh</code>  [-W workgroup] [-U username] [-P prefix] [-R &lt;name resolve order&gt;] [-d &lt;debug level&gt;] [-l logdir] [-L libdir]</p></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id231141"></a><h2>DESCRIPTION</h2><p>This tool is part of the <a href="samba.7.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">samba</span>(7)</span></a> suite.</p><p><span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span> allows you to access an NT filesystem
3        using UNIX commands such as <span><strong class="command">ls</strong></span>, <span><strong class="command">
4        egrep</strong></span>, and <span><strong class="command">rcp</strong></span>. You must use a
5        shell that is dynamically linked in order for <span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span> 
6        to work correctly.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id231191"></a><h2>OPTIONS</h2><div class="variablelist"><dl><dt><span class="term">-W WORKGROUP</span></dt><dd><p>Override the default workgroup specified in the
7                workgroup parameter of the <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a> file
8                for this session. This may be needed to connect to some
9                servers. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-U username[%pass]</span></dt><dd><p>Sets the SMB username or username and password.
10                If this option is not specified, the user will be prompted for
11                both the username and the password.  If %pass is not specified,
12                the user will be prompted for the password.
13                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-P prefix</span></dt><dd><p>This option allows
14                the user to set the directory prefix for SMB access. The
15                default value if this option is not specified is
16                <span class="emphasis"><em>smb</em></span>.
17                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-s &lt;configuration file&gt;</span></dt><dd><p>The file specified contains the
18configuration details required by the server.  The
19information in this file includes server-specific
20information such as what printcap file to use, as well
21as descriptions of all the services that the server is
22to provide. See <code class="filename">smb.conf</code> for more information.
23The default configuration file name is determined at
24compile time.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-d|--debuglevel=level</span></dt><dd><p><em class="replaceable"><code>level</code></em> is an integer
25from 0 to 10.  The default value if this parameter is
26not specified is zero.</p><p>The higher this value, the more detail will be
27logged to the log files about the activities of the
28server. At level 0, only critical errors and serious
29warnings will be logged. Level 1 is a reasonable level for
30day-to-day running - it generates a small amount of
31information about operations carried out.</p><p>Levels above 1 will generate considerable
32amounts of log data, and should only be used when
33investigating a problem. Levels above 3 are designed for
34use only by developers and generate HUGE amounts of log
35data, most of which is extremely cryptic.</p><p>Note that specifying this parameter here will
36override the <a class="indexterm" name="id231494"></a> parameter
37in the <code class="filename">smb.conf</code> file.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-R &lt;name resolve order&gt;</span></dt><dd><p>This option is used to determine what naming
38services and in what order to resolve
39host names to IP addresses. The option takes a space-separated
40string of different name resolution options.</p><p>The options are: "lmhosts", "host", "wins" and "bcast".
41They cause names to be resolved as follows :</p><div class="itemizedlist"><ul type="disc"><li><p><code class="constant">lmhosts</code>:
42Lookup an IP address in the Samba lmhosts file. If the
43line in lmhosts has no name type attached to the
44NetBIOS name
45(see the <a href="lmhosts.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">lmhosts</span>(5)</span></a>   for details)
46then any name type matches for lookup.
47</p></li><li><p><code class="constant">host</code>:
48Do a standard host name to IP address resolution, using
49the system <code class="filename">/etc/hosts</code>, NIS, or DNS
50lookups. This method of name resolution is operating
51system dependent, for instance on IRIX or Solaris this
52may be controlled by the <code class="filename">/etc/nsswitch.conf
53</code> file).  Note that this method is only used
54if the NetBIOS name type being queried is the 0x20
55(server) name type, otherwise it is ignored.
56</p></li><li><p><code class="constant">wins</code>:
57Query a name with the IP address listed in the
58<em class="parameter"><code>wins server</code></em> parameter.  If no
59WINS server has been specified this method will be
60ignored.
61</p></li><li><p><code class="constant">bcast</code>:
62Do a broadcast on each of the known local interfaces
63listed in the <em class="parameter"><code>interfaces</code></em>
64parameter. This is the least reliable of the name
65resolution methods as it depends on the target host
66being on a locally connected subnet.
67</p></li></ul></div><p>If this parameter is not set then the name resolve order
68defined in the <code class="filename">smb.conf</code> file parameter 
69(<a class="indexterm" name="id230548"></a>) will be used.
70</p><p>The default order is lmhosts, host, wins, bcast. Without
71this parameter or any entry in the <a class="indexterm" name="id230558"></a> parameter of the <code class="filename">smb.conf</code> file, the name
72resolution methods will be attempted in this order. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-L libdir</span></dt><dd><p>This parameter specifies the location of the
73                shared libraries used by <span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span>. The default
74                value is specified at compile time.
75                </p></dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id230592"></a><h2>EXAMPLES</h2><p>To use the <span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span> command, execute <span><strong class="command">
76        smbsh</strong></span> from the prompt and enter the username and password
77        that authenticates you to the machine running the Windows NT
78        operating system.
79</p><pre class="programlisting">
80<code class="prompt">system% </code><strong class="userinput"><code>smbsh</code></strong>
81<code class="prompt">Username: </code><strong class="userinput"><code>user</code></strong>
82<code class="prompt">Password: </code><strong class="userinput"><code>XXXXXXX</code></strong>
83</pre><p>Any dynamically linked command you execute from
84        this shell will access the <code class="filename">/smb</code> directory
85        using the smb protocol. For example, the command <span><strong class="command">ls /smb
86        </strong></span> will show a list of workgroups. The command
87        <span><strong class="command">ls /smb/MYGROUP </strong></span> will show all the machines in
88        the  workgroup MYGROUP. The command
89        <span><strong class="command">ls /smb/MYGROUP/&lt;machine-name&gt;</strong></span> will show the share
90        names for that machine. You could then, for example, use the <span><strong class="command">
91        cd</strong></span> command to change directories, <span><strong class="command">vi</strong></span> to
92        edit files, and <span><strong class="command">rcp</strong></span>  to copy files.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id271798"></a><h2>VERSION</h2><p>This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id271809"></a><h2>BUGS</h2><p><span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span> works by intercepting the standard
93        libc calls with the dynamically loaded versions in <code class="filename">
94        smbwrapper.o</code>. Not all calls have been "wrapped", so
95        some programs may not function correctly under <span><strong class="command">smbsh
96        </strong></span>.</p><p>Programs which are not dynamically linked cannot make
97        use of <span><strong class="command">smbsh</strong></span>'s functionality. Most versions
98        of UNIX have a <span><strong class="command">file</strong></span> command that will
99        describe how a program was linked.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id271853"></a><h2>SEE ALSO</h2><p><a href="smbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbd</span>(8)</span></a>, <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a></p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id271877"></a><h2>AUTHOR</h2><p>The original Samba software and related utilities
100        were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed
101        by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar
102        to the way the Linux kernel is developed.</p><p>The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer.
103        The man page sources were converted to YODL format (another
104        excellent piece of Open Source software, available at <a href="ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/" target="_top">
105        ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/</a>) and updated for the Samba 2.0
106        release by Jeremy Allison.  The conversion to DocBook for
107        Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to DocBook XML 4.2
108        for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.</p></div></div></body></html>
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