[Samba] RE: who's on

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 17 08:02:00 GMT 2002

drgn65 at ufl.edu wrote:
> Will compiling with --with-utmp allow you to see users on your network
> through 'w' and finger?  I am not especially new to samba, been running it
> for a good 3 years of solid performance, but I never played with much else
> in besides LDAP and Cups support.  what does --with-utmp actually do?

It will show users connected via Samba to 'w' and 'finger', by writing
an entry into the utmp and wtmp database in exactly the same way as
/sbin/login and SSH do.

> -Peter
> >While smbstatus is the 'quick' answer, the --with-utmp code (also needs
> >'utmp =yes' in smb.conf makes the actual 'finger' and 'w' programs work,
> >rather than scripted replacements.
> >
> >Andrew Bartlett
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