[Samba] Log File Format Changes

Jimmy Theis jimmy at jetheis.com
Wed Jan 6 22:57:02 MST 2010

Hi all,

I'm considering writing a Python module for parsing file access entries 
from Samba logs. I plan on using regular expressions to do most of this, 
and I'm curious as to whether or not the log format is consistent across 
all versions of Samba. If it isn't, can you please direct me to the 
documentation on any older or alternative formats?

I'm currently using Samba 3.0.33 (RedHat), which outputs entries like this:

[2010/01/05 17:38:52, 2] smbd/open.c:open_file(391)
   admin opened file welcome.txt read=Yes write=No (numopen=4)
[2010/01/05 17:38:52, 2] smbd/close.c:close_normal_file(406)
   admin closed file welcome.txt (numopen=3) NT_STATUS_OK

Jimmy Theis

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