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FINDSMB(1)			 User Commands			    FINDSMB(1)

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

       findsmb [subnet broadcast address]

       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.

	   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.

       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

	   ---------------------------------------------------------------------   MINESET-TEST1  [DMVENGR]   LINUXBOX	 *[MYGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.6]   HERBNT2	  [HERB-NT]   GANDALF	  [MVENGR] [Unix] [Samba 2.0.5a	for IRIX]   SAUNA	  [WORKGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 1.9.18p10]   FROGSTAR	  [ENGR] [Unix]	[Samba 2.0.0 for IRIX]   HERBDHCP1	 +[HERB]   SCNT2	 +[MVENGR] [Windows NT 4.0] [NT	LAN Manager 4.0]   FROGSTAR-PC	  [MVENGR] [Windows 5.0] [Windows 2000 LAN Manager]   HERBNT1	 *[HERB-NT] [Windows NT	4.0] [NT LAN Manager 4.0]

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

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

       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 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 4.6			  05/23/2017			    FINDSMB(1)


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