[Samba] samba user stays at the syatem !!!

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Mar 3 03:03:56 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 13:52 +0530, J. Bakshi wrote:
> Here is a very strange problem !!!

This is normal, there is no "logoff" operation.  Disable utmp support by
setting "utmp = no" in the global section of your smb.conf

> I am using  samba-3.0.25b-1.1.cc in clarkconnect server. No problem to
> use the samba shares at all. Authentication works with no hitch. But
> samba users stay at the system. I have just checked with "who" and found
> there are 250 samba users from 1st of Jan !!!!!
> I tried to fond out the pid by "who -a" and kill those but then it says
> "no such pid" even I tried *smbstatus* but kill says no such pid. I
> have really no clue what to do with this problem.  Day by day this
> system is flooded  with more and more samba users.
> Kindly suggest what to do. How can I kill those past samba users ?  How
> can I instruct samba no to have the continue with unlogged users ?

Disable the utmp "feature"..

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