[Samba] Monitor Samba read/write throughput statistics?

Dachshund Digital dachshund-digital at dc.rr.com
Sun Mar 21 06:10:10 UTC 2021

I find 100s of references to 'tuning' samba based servers, and the 
like.  But what I need is actual throughput statistics as an on-going 
measurement.  Thus stress tools are not applicable, nor is forced IO, 
need to 'watch' the Samba performance over time. Was surprised that 
smbstatus does not do this?  Would seem logical for it or similar tool 
to do so?  There are various methods to watch just basic network 
interface send/receive throughput, as an example so, surely there is 
some way to do this for Samba.  I did find a few commercial solutions, 
but no free methods?  CLI method would be nice, since I want to forward 
statistics into Node Red.


On 03/20/2021 05:25, Johannes Kastl via samba wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> On 20.03.21 at 12:41 Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 20/03/2021 10:12, Johannes Kastl via samba wrote:
>>> But: Is the computer's shortname actually really needed? Or can the 
>>> use of the short NETBios names be disabled?
>> Have you ever heard of DNS ?
> That is exactly why I was asking. Because I have two DNS entries for 
> the DC, one with the long hostname and one with the "netbios name". 
> Those are created during domain provisioning. So if there is already a 
> A record for the long name, what use is the short name?
> But if this is needed for AD to work properly, then so be it.
> I guess this also answers my third question, it seems there is no way 
> to set the netbios name during provisioning/join.
> Thanks for your help, Rowland!
> Kind Regards,
> Johannes

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