[Samba] How to detect active users

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 26 10:56:14 MDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 06:54:07PM +0200, Malte Forkel wrote:
> Am 26.07.2011 18:31, schrieb Jeremy Allison:
> > On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:06:20AM +0200, Malte Forkel wrote:
> >>
> >> Currently, I'm not even sure Samba preserves the kind of state
> >> information required to detect the usage scenario  I'm interested in. Is
> >> there any concept of an "open file" in Windows/Samba, after all? May be
> >> it depends on the application used to open the file?
> > 
> > Yes, Samba keeps state on all open files. That's what smbstatus shows.
> Well, is it a problem with my Samba configuration then? Or a different
> concept of "open"?
> I just used SciTE (a text editor) on a Windows 7 PC to open a text file
> on the server. When I ran smbstatus immediately after opening the file,
> it showed entries for the share(s) and the file itself. When I called
> smbstatus again about a minute later and while the editor window was
> still open, those entries were gone again.

The editor closed the file in the meantime.

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