Network: Samba: Dos/Windows commands

(last edit: 2001-03-18) There are a few tools in windows which you can use to get some information about your smb network. Below are examples of 'nbtstat' and 'net view'. If you want to see the available options type 'nbtstat' or 'net' and the available options will be printed on your screen. As you can see the server 'biggie' has the '..__MSBROWSE__.' line which means that he is the local master browser. The workstation 'packardhell' doesn't has this line. examples: C:\>nbtstat -a biggie NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table Name Type Status --------------------------------------------- BIGGIE <00> UNIQUE Registered BIGGIE <03> UNIQUE Registered BIGGIE <20> UNIQUE Registered ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered TOYS <00> GROUP Registered TOYS <1D> UNIQUE Registered TOYS <1E> GROUP Registered MAC Address = [my mac address] C:\>nbtstat -a packardhell NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table Name Type Status --------------------------------------------- PACKARDHELL <00> UNIQUE Registered TOYS <00> GROUP Registered PACKARDHELL <03> UNIQUE Registered PACKARDHELL <20> UNIQUE Registered TOYS <1E> GROUP Registered PBLAPTOP <03> UNIQUE Registered MAC Address = [my mac address] c:\>net view Servers available in workgroup TOYS. Server name Remark -------------------------------------- \\BIGGIE Samba server \\PACKARDHELL pb laptop The command was completed successfully.

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