net view

Kevin A. Pieckiel kapieckiel at
Wed May 5 15:50:39 GMT 1999

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Kirk Patton wrote:

-> Hello,
-> Is there an equivilant way to get a list of smb hosts on the network?
-> Something similiar to "net view" on a pc client.

nmblookup can be used to find a master browser for a particular domain.  For
Samba 2.0.3, it's:

nmblookup -M -

When you get the name of the master browser, you can use smbclient to get
a list of shares.  Since it's a master browser, it will also contain a browse
list and display that as well.  You may want to pipe it to less so you can
read it:

smbclient -L mymasterbrowser


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