[Samba] Log File Format Changes

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Jan 10 03:47:34 MST 2010

On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 12:57:02AM -0500, Jimmy Theis wrote:
> 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
> =====================================================================

You might want to look at the full_audit VFS module. The
format there can be defined by smb.conf settings. The debug
output is not standardized in any way.


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