[Samba] Two questions

Kyle kl at attitia.com
Mon Oct 20 21:41:57 GMT 2008


read the 'syslog' and 'syslog only' params in smb.conf on CentOS 5.2.

Basically set 'syslog = 0' to send everything to /var/log/samba

You'll still get a start up  line of some sort in /var/log/messages, but 
otherwise everything else will go to the samba specific logs

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John Oliver wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 04:26:49PM -0400, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
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>> The first one I believe is in the manual, and/or it is a compile flag.
>> Look for syslog in the Samba manual.
>> John Oliver wrote:
>>> 1) A lot (but not all) of my smbd / nmbd logs are going to
>>> /var/log/messages instead of /var/log/samba/  I tried a couple of things
>>> in syslog.conf, but just don't know the magic word for samba logs.
> That doesn't really help.
> I'm using CentOS 5.2 and the Samba that comes with... 3.0.28  There's a
> /var/log/samba/ which contains an smbd.log and an nmbd.log  Some stuff
> is logged to them... other stuff is not.  The fact that those files
> exist strongly suggests that all Samba-related logs are intended to go
> to those files.  "Using Samba" is a five-year old book, and it's
> reference to syslog is to do:
> daemon.*        /var/log/daemon.log
> which is using a very heavy, very blunt instrument that doesn't really
> do what it looks like newer OSes and versions of Samba ought to be able
> to do.

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