So how do you find out share name from Linux command line? Let us say you’ve few more servers running:
=> Windows 2000 server
=> Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0
How do you list or look for available share on a server?
Linux comes with command called smbclient. It is a ftp-like client to access SMB/CIFS resources on servers or workstations. It offers an interface similar to that of the ftp command. Operations include things like getting files from the server to the local machine, putting files from the local machine to the server, retrieving directory information from the server and so on.
It has special option called -L. This option allows you to look at what services and shares are available on a server.
Task: Find smb share name from Linux and UNIX shell prompt
If your server name is jumbo (NetBIOS name) type:
$ smbclient -L jumbo -Uusername
$ smbclient -L jumbo -Uusername -I ip-address
Domain=[NAS02] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.21a] Sharename Type Comment --------- ---- ------- ADMIN$ IPC IPC Service (SAMBA-LDAP Server) IPC$ IPC IPC Service (SAMBA-LDAP Server) docs Disk Home Directories Sales Disk Home Directories Domain=[NAS02] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.21a] Server Comment --------- ------- Workgroup Master --------- ------- OFFICE LDAP01
Docs and Sales are two share name for my office NAS02 server.
It may prompt for a password and a list should appear on screen . The -I option may be useful if your NetBIOS names don’t match your TCP/IP DNS host names or if you are trying to reach a host on another network.
For more information refer to smbclient man page: