[Samba] why both smbd.log and log.smbd?

Herb Lewis hlewis at panasas.com
Thu Sep 4 23:16:18 GMT 2008

If you look at the contents of those files, they contain
the messages that go out before smb.conf is parsed. Those
are the compiled in default names.

David Mathog wrote:
> Our smb.conf file contains:
>         log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
> yet the /var/log/samba directory has all of these:
>   smbd.log
>   log.smbd
>   nmbd.log
>   log.nmbd
> I verified that the %m.log forms are from the log file line by
> temporarily changing it to foo_%m.log.  Using "lsof" I was able to see
> that the log.%m forms are from the smbd and nbmd processes.  
> Why are these other two forms, which do not respect the "log file"
> setting, present?
> Thanks,
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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