[Samba] Question about multiples logins at the same time

Walter Mautner retlaw.rentuam at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 21:41:57 GMT 2009

Am Wednesday 01 April 2009 02:04:47 schrieb Marcelo Opazo Vivallos:
> Hi,
> Do you have any guideline or variable in Samba in the configuration
> file it determines that a user can not logging at the same time, in
> order to avoid same login from different places at the same time.
> For now, what I plan is to use a startup script that through me like a
> flag indicating whether logged kick then through some mechanism.
A "root preexec" script tied to the netlogon share should do the trick.
You may search for other smbd processes belonging to the same userid, and 
either return a nonzero value which will stop opening the netlogon share,
or use the info to kill the previous smbd - but that may have your user lose 
or corrupt open files.
Your support staff will not like either of that - often enough there are 
hanging smbd processes when a client suddenly crashed or the logoff event 
went unnoticed to the samba server due to whatever reasons, and your users 
won't be able to logon for a long time.

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