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Given only an IP address, how can I access the shares for that machine via Linux?

Going to a person's computer using smbclient and nmblookup:
first, find the computer's name. use:

nmblookup -B -S '*' -d 3

Where is the machine's IP address. Then, if the name was "SERVER", you could try:

smbclient //SERVER/C$ -I

or use various usernames/password, try to list shares, etc. This doesn't always work, since people usually aren't considerate enough to set up SMB correctly to be access by total strangers ;-)

Last updated on 2007-05-06 06:29:38 -0700, by Shalom Craimer

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