[Samba] SMB User connection Log

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Mon Sep 19 15:50:16 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 10:38:44AM -0400, Talwar, Puneet (NIH/NIAID) wrote:
> Is there anyway I can check if any users are connected to the server via SMB
> connection

| SMBSTATUS(1)                                                SMBSTATUS(1)
|        smbstatus - report on current Samba connections

> and how long have they been connected for?

Would  'utmp' and 'utmp directory' help?

This is from the smb.conf manual page:

|  utmp (G)
|         This boolean parameter is only available if Samba has been con-
|         figured  and  compiled  with the option  --with-utmp. If set to
|         yes then Samba will  attempt  to  add  utmp  or  utmpx records
|         (depending on the UNIX system) whenever a connection is made to
|         a Samba server. Sites may use this to record the user connect-
|         ing to a Samba share.

|  utmp directory (G)
|         This parameter is only available if Samba has  been configured
|         and  compiled  with  the  option   --with-utmp.  It specifies a
|         directory pathname that is used to  store  the  utmp  or utmpx
|         files  (depending  on the UNIX system) that record user connec-
|         tions to a Samba server. By default this is  not  set, meaning
|         the system will use whatever utmp file the native system is set
|         to use (usually/var/run/utmp on Linux).

> Thanks,


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