[Samba] %U server-side script executed after user logs out - possible?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at mch.one.pl
Mon Dec 13 09:54:21 GMT 2004

John H Terpstra wrote:

>>As far as I understand "postexec", it will execute each time after user
>>disconnets from a given share:
> Correct, but can you be sure that Samba will always receive that logoff 
> information?

>>Considering what you said (not all logouts will send the instructions
>>triggering the script) - what may be a cause for such a misbehaviuor?
> Reliability of network hardware infrastructure may be the key factor, however, 
> I have seen apparently reliable networks where Windows NT4 and 2000 
> workstation logoffs would not trigger the postexec process. Using Ethereal it 
> was plain to see that the workstation did not send anything to Samba either - 
> it just dropped off the network. As far as Samba was concerned the client was 
> still connected and the user was still logged in.

Too bad.

I just hoped it was possible for Samba to notice that when user uploaded 
his/her profile, this also means that that user has just logged off (and 
therefore, Samba shall trigger some %U script).


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