[Samba] how to check IP addresses of machines in the network?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at interia.pl
Tue Jan 18 12:57:11 GMT 2005

Thomas M. Skeren III wrote:

>>> use smbstatus:
>>> PRiSM# smbstatus
>> This will list workstations that are currently connected to Samba 
>> server; if the workstation is not connected to Samba, it won't be 
>> shown with smbstatus.
>> So this method is not good for me.
> I thought you had a PDC.  If so then when users log on, they will create 
> an smb connection to the PDC.

Yes, I have a PDC, but also BDCs. PDC is somewhere else behind WAN/VPN.

So if users connect, they connect to the BDC in their respective office.

But even then I think smbstatus will show nothing some time after they 
are logged in, and certainly won't show anything if they are logged out.

smbclient -L PDC, however, will show all the machines in all offices 
(but without IP addresses).


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