[Samba] human understandable log format?

ion coting ioncoting at gmail.com
Thu May 19 07:19:06 MDT 2011

I would like to look at a logfile containing simple summary lines like this:

timestamp - client ip - user - action (eg. login, connect to a share) -
result (ok, password wrong, permission denied, io error, etc)

I find log.smb and log.nmb very complicated and smbaudit too; also i would
like to have all this information in a single log gile.

How can I achieve this? Is there any native samba combination of options in
smb.conf that can result in achieving this type of log? Can (and how?) I
configure samba in such a way that some external tools can parse and extract
this information from logfiles?

thank you

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