Sunday, July 03, 2016

browsing Windows shares with Master Browser down

The Studio network's master browser was set as the local server, which now has smbd service stopped. So, smb4k, konqueror etc were not displaying shares when queried with smb hostnames like smb://hostname
- ip addresses were required.

In order to query the ip addresses, google led to this post, so a listing, albeit clunky, is obtained with
nmblookup -S WORKGROUP
where WORKGROUP should be replaced with the name of the workgroup in the network. smb4k lists the workgroup names, so that can be a first step.

Edit: PB adds a better way:
nbtscan -qe

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