Samba inotify events

David Collier-Brown davec-b at
Wed Jul 2 12:37:56 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 10:43:53AM +0000, Richard Henwood wrote:
>>>Are there any configuration tweaks which may help improve the
>>>predictability of the events I observe through Samba?

 Not specifically via the built-in inotify, but there are hooks
for doing actions on connect/disconnect from a share, such as 

postexec (S)

    This option specifies a command to be run whenever the service is 
disconnected. It takes the usual substitutions. The command may be 
run as the root on some systems.

    An interesting example may be do unmount server resources:
    postexec = /etc/umount /cdrom

    See also preexec.

    Default: none (no command executed)

    Example: postexec = echo "%u disconnected from %S from %m (%I)" >> /tmp/log 

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