[Samba] a better smbstatus for monitoring samba ?

Kit Gerrits kit at gerritsaa.nl
Wed Jun 30 11:09:16 GMT 2004

There is a 'short description' on the Novell monitor at:

http://www.eits.uga.edu/lans/novell/nw5admn/day1.html (and day2, day3)

The simplest 'quick fix':
Build a list of users currently logged on
Make a menu based on this userlist
'grep' the list from smbstatus with the selected username.
...and refresh (ad nauseum)

This can be done with a 'simple' 2-pane window (it was simple back in the
old Pascal days, don't ask me how to do it now...).

Perhaps switch to file-list with [enter] and revert to user list on [escape]

Good luck!

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Collen Blijenberg <MLHJ> [mailto:systeembeheer at hermanjordan.nl] 
Verzonden: dinsdag 29 juni 2004 15:31
Aan: Becskei Robert
CC: samba mailing list
Onderwerp: Re[4]: [Samba] a better smbstatus for monitoring samba ?

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
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
BR> easier to view what is happening on the system in case someone
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
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
BR> messaging
>> JA> to perform admin operations - we just need programmer enthusiasm
BR> write such
>> JA> a tool. Anyone game ?
>> JA> Jeremy.
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