[Samba] How to Separate Log Files via 'logging' Statement?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Dec 26 10:29:26 UTC 2019

On 26/12/2019 03:30, Mike Ruebner via samba wrote:
> Hi,
> For starters I would like to send 'auth_audit:3' output to a separate log
> file than general debug messages, which should go to 'system.log'. I went
> through several iterations with the 'logging' switch, but none of them
> appears to work. The best I could come up with so far is 'logging = syslog'
> with 'log level = 1 auth_audit:3'. This sends messages with the required log
> level to rsyslogd, where I filter for auth messages. Everything else ends up
> in syslog. I am not even sure whether this is supposed to work as 'testparm'
> ignores the 'log level' settings.
> Is there a comprehensive way to achieve this by 'logging' settings only? If
> yes, what's the correct syntax?
Yes, upgrade to 4.10.x and then read 'man smb.conf', specifically 'log 
> Samba AD DC v. 4.9.5-Debian
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