[Samba] a better smbstatus for monitoring samba ?

Collen Blijenberg <MLHJ> systeembeheer at hermanjordan.nl
Tue Jun 29 13:30:30 GMT 2004

does someone have some screen dumps or more tech info
on the Novel file server tools, where he's talking about..

Collen Blijenberg   (Montessori Lyceum Herman Jordan)

Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 3:02:13 PM, you wrote:

BR> Hi,

BR>  well I think it should be able to run in a console, just like Midnight
BR> Commander (so it's also usefull without X),
BR> it should have a menu for info about the system, like cpu
BR> usage, network card usage,memory, how many users are currently attached to
BR> the system, up time.
BR> A menu from which you can see that what user is attached to what share, and
BR> if you press enter on the user name you can see what files are currently in
BR> use.
BR> It's almost like smbstatus, only that it's a bit more organized, and is
BR> easier to view what is happening on the system in case someone causes
BR> trouble it is easier to find what user had that file open. Also it would be
BR> nice if in this same menu besides the username and what share that user is
BR> using there would be information about user logon time.

BR>  Sincerely
BR>  Robert B
BR> ----- Original Message ----- 
BR> From: "Collen Blijenberg <MLHJ>" <systeembeheer at hermanjordan.nl>
BR> To: "Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org>
BR> Cc: "samba mailing list" <samba at lists.samba.org>
BR> Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 08:50
BR> Subject: Re[2]: [Samba] a better smbstatus for monitoring samba ?

>> depends on it...
>> what needs to be in the tool ???
>> what options, and all...
>> (got a big holyday comming up, so got some time to crack!)
>> l8r
>> -----------------------------------------------------
>> Collen Blijenberg   (Montessori Lyceum Herman Jordan)
>> Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 3:26:43 AM, you wrote:
>> JA> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 09:56:04PM +0200, Becskei Robert wrote:
>> >> Hello,
>> >>
>> >>  does anyone know if there is a tool in existence that can
>> >> monitor samba shares like smbstatus
>> >> but is much more advanced (and runs in console) , I mean a tool that
BR> has menues, some search
>> >> options, and things sorted out nice. A Samba realtime monitor
>> >> would be the best thing with lots
>> >> of details and lots of options.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>  I tried Swat, but that aint really a solution to watch who is
>> >> connected to where, neither is smbstatus
>> >> since when to many people are connected you can't see in
>> >> realtime who is using what. And that I think
>> >> is one major problem.
>> >>
>> >>  I would like to have such a tool because I'm throwing the
>> >> Novell File Server out and using a Whitebox 3.0EL
>> >> instead. I wonder,...is there such a tool like Novell Monitor
>> >> ... for linux ? I mean if there aint one for samba
>> >> maybe another tool that is more advanced would be able to view
>> >> who is connected to what ? what is their IP
>> >> adress, what time did they logged on, what is the current system
BR> status, etc...
>> JA> No tool I know of currently. If anyone wants to write one (maybe a gui
BR> tool
>> JA> written in python ?) I'd be happy to integrate it into the source
BR> code.
>> JA> There are lots of admin options that could be added to Samba via TDB
BR> messaging
>> JA> to perform admin operations - we just need programmer enthusiasm to
BR> write such
>> JA> a tool. Anyone game ?
>> JA> Jeremy.
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