smbsh [-W workgroup] [-U username] [-P prefix] [-R <name resolve order>] [-d <debug level>] [-l logfile] [-L libdir]
This tool is part of the Samba suite.
smbsh allows you to access an NT filesystem using UNIX commands such as ls, egrep, and rcp. You must use a shell that is dynamically linked in order for smbsh to work correctly.
Override the default workgroup specified in the workgroup parameter of the smb.conf 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.
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 :
lmhosts : Lookup an IP address in the Samba lmhosts file. If the line in lmhosts has no name type attached to the NetBIOS name (see the lmhosts(5) for details) then any name type matches for lookup.
host : Do a standard host name to IP address resolution, using the system /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 /etc/nsswitch.conf 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.
wins : Query a name with the IP address listed in the wins server parameter. If no WINS server has been specified this method will be ignored.
bcast : Do a broadcast on each of the known local interfaces listed in the interfaces 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.
debug level is an integer from 0 to 10.
The default value if this parameter is not specified is zero.
The higher this value, the more detail will be logged about the activities of nmblookup. At level 0, only critical errors and serious warnings will be logged.
If specified causes all debug messages to be written to the file specified by logfilename . If not specified then all messages will be written tostderr.
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 operating system.
system% smbsh Username: user Password: XXXXXXX
Any dynamically linked command you execute from this shell will access the /smb directory using the smb protocol. For example, the command ls /smb 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, vi to 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 smbsh .
Programs which are not dynamically linked cannot make use of 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