[Samba] LDAP authentication logging

Adam Weremczuk adamw at matrixscience.com
Tue May 26 13:17:57 UTC 2020

Hi all,

I'm running old Sernet samba 4.0.9 on Debian and trying to set up LDAP 
authentication for 

To cut a long story short about half of users can log in and half not 
without any obvious reasons that ldapsearch comparisons would reveal.

So I really want to see what the server is saying.

I've set "log level = 5" in /etc/samba/smb.conf followed by "smbcontrol 
all reload-config"

The only mention in smb.conf is:

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

I started spawning login attempts and hunting for entries in /var/log/samba/

followed by:


but couldn't find anything.

What am I doing wrong?


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