[Samba] Logging file creation with full_audit

Darren Hildebrand darren.hildebrand at primefocusworld.com
Tue Jun 15 11:20:34 MDT 2010

On 15/06/2010 12:09 PM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:04:57AM -0500, Darren Hildebrand wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up a samba server to audit only the file operations
>> that I care about, which are create, modify, delete, and rename (for
>> files and folders).  I've got the full_audit vfs module working well,
>> except that I haven't been able to figure out what to set it to log (in
>> the "full_audit:success" setting) to include file creation and
>> modification.  If I log pwrite, then it floods the logs with many
>> entries for every single file write, especially when writing large
>> files.  I get almost 200 messages when writing a 10 MB file.  Is there
>> something I can log to make it write a single entry on file creation or
>> modification?  "Write" doesn't seem to log anything, but pwrite is far
>> too verbose for my needs.
> We don't use "write" anymore - all writes go through pwrite.
> You want to log "open", not "pwrite".
> Jeremy.

Thanks, it looks like open is a lot closer to what I'm looking for.  
Just one more question with that - it looks like "open" logs reads and 
writes, where I'm really just concerned about writes.  I can see that 
they're distinguished with the "r" and "w" near the end of the log line, 
but is there any way to log only the "w" entries?  I'm sure I could come 
up with a way to filter it using syslog as well, but I was hoping to be 
able to not have them sent to syslog in the first place if there's a way 
to do that.



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