libsmbclient - An extension library for browsers and that can be used
   as a generic browsing API.


   Browser URL:


   This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

   libsmbclient is a library toolset that permits applications to
   manipulate CIFS/SMB network resources using many of the standards POSIX
   functions available for manipulating local UNIX/Linux files. It permits
   much more than just browsing, files can be opened and read or written,
   permissions changed, file times modified, attributes and ACL's can be
   manipulated, and so on. Of course, its functionality includes all the
   capabilities commonly called browsing.

   libsmbclient can not be used directly from the command line, instead it
   provides an extension of the capabilities of tools such as file
   managers and browsers. This man page describes the configuration
   options for this tool so that the user may obtain greatest utility of


   What the URLs mean:

       Shows all workgroups or domains that are visible in the network.
       The behavior matches that of the Microsoft Windows Explorer.

       The method of locating the list of workgroups (domains also) varies
       depending on the setting of the context variable
       (context->options.browse_max_lmb_count). It is the responsibility
       of the application that calls this library to set this to a
       sensible value. This is a compile-time option. This value
       determines the maximum number of local master browsers to query for
       the list of workgroups. In order to ensure that the list is
       complete for those present on the network, all master browsers must
       be queried. If there are a large number of workgroups on the
       network, the time spent querying will be significant. For small
       networks (just a few workgroups), it is suggested to set this value
       to 0, instructing libsmbclient to query all local master browsers.
       In an environment that has many workgroups a more reasonable
       setting may be around 3.

       This command causes libsmbclient to perform a name look-up. If the
       NAME<1D> or NAME<1B> exists (workgroup name), libsmbclient will
       list all servers in the workgroup (or domain). Otherwise, a name
       look-up for the NAME<20> (machine name) will be performed, and the
       list of shared resources on the server will be displayed.

   When libsmbclient is invoked by an application it searches for a
   directory called .smb in the $HOME directory that is specified in the
   users shell environment. It then searches for a file called smb.conf
   which, if present, will fully over-ride the system /etc/samba/smb.conf
   file. If instead libsmbclient finds a file called
   ~/.smb/smb.conf.append, it will read the system /etc/samba/smb.conf and
   then append the contents of the ~/.smb/smb.conf.append to it.

   libsmbclient will check the users shell environment for the USER
   parameter and will use its value when if the user parameter was not
   included in the URL.


   Watch this space for future updates.


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


   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 libsmbclient manpage page was written by John H Terpstra.


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