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samba network scanner

Updated on October 8, 2012

Scripting scanner

Linux and scripting == Lots of fun

I wrote this script as a very simple tool to get all the open shares on a network with their contents.

How it works...

  • Does a smbtree to get all the available network shares
  • Writes all the details to a standard text file
  • Reads text file and tries to get a directory contents
  • Saves directory listing to text file

From here you have a local text file you can use to grep and search for files as required, much quicker that scanning network.

You need the basic samba tools installed,

  • smbtree
  • smbclient

Dir structure

You need to create the "scanned" dir for your scanned files you can grep

|-- scanned              - create this dir
|   `-- 2012-10-05       - will auto create files in YYYY-MM-DD with scanned contents
|-- smbscanner.bash      - the scanner file
|-- smbtree.scan.txt     - will auto create
`-- smbtree.txt          - will auto create

Quick setup

$ mkdir /path/to/smbscanner

$ cd /path/to/smbscanner

$ mkdir scanned

$ <your-favourite-editor> smbscanner.bash

--- insert into file

if [ ! -e smbtree.txt ]; 
    echo "Start smbtree scanning"
    smbtree -N > smbtree.txt
grep -e '\\\\.*\\.*  ' smbtree.txt | awk '{ FS = " "; print $1}' | grep -v '\$$' | sed -e s/\\\\/\\//g > smbtree.scan.txt
echo "Starting directory fetching..."
> scanned/$(date +%Y-%m-%d)
for smbscan in `cat smbtree.scan.txt`; 
    echo "${smbscan}" >> scanned/$(date +%Y-%m-%d)
    smbclient -N ${smbscan} -c 'recurse;ls' >> scanned/$(date +%Y-%m-%d)

--- end

Run the scanner

$ bash smbscanner.bash

Reading the scanned file

The file layout is very simple, shared name on top, starting with // and contents of the shares following.


  .                                   D        0  Mon Nov 15 08:00:53 2010
  ..                                  D        0  Fri Oct  5 09:12:39 2012
  The Carpenters                      D        0  Tue Jun 29 11:39:34 2010
  Space cat                           D        0  Tue Jun 29 10:37:16 2010
  Everclear                           D        0  Tue Aug 10 10:28:48 2010
  Wedding Singer Soundtrack           D        0  Tue Jun 29 10:56:18 2010
  BEATLES                             D        0  Tue Jun 29 09:51:06 2010
  Gladiator                           D        0  Tue Jun 29 10:05:28 2010


Feel free to use and modify as required


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