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

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Sep 4 23:18:59 GMT 2008

On Thursday 04 September 2008 17:47:59 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?

Because the log.smbd and log.nmbd are created before the daemons have fully 
parsed smb.conf, so the "log file=
 parameter has not yet been acted upon.

- John T.

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