How come failed authentications aren't ....

Peter Polkinghorne Peter.Polkinghorne at
Fri Feb 26 11:43:46 GMT 1999

OK - here is what I did for auditing of Samba usage - this applies to 
1.9.18p10 - firstly the design goal was to use syslog - we centrally save the 
authlog output as well as locally on the servers.  Secondly the samba logs 
were there but not much help.

I made a simple mod (submitted to samba-bugs as possible improvement) to log 
connections (open & close) (PR#7471) to LOG_AUTH facility.  This could 
obviously be extended to authentication failure - which we do not log.

The syslog files can then be post processed - I use Perl scripts for so doing 
- see:

But overall I find syslog a big win over the current Samba log files.

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