How can I get logs for all user activities on files and folders in samba sharing. Please let me know what changes to be done on samba configuration file /etc/samba/smb.conf

My /etc/samba/smb.conf contains

log level = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%p

max log size = 5000
debug timestamp = yes

As of now my /etc/samba/smb.conf having configuration as above. But this is not giving a proper log file.

  • In what way is this not providing what you want ? – user9517 Mar 4 '13 at 12:05

I believe you are looking for these settings;

http://moiristo.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/samba-logging-user-activity/ http://oreilly.com/openbook/samba/book/ch04_08.html

You can see writes, opens, deletes etc but be warned : Samba logs A LOT!!! of information when you enable these options, if its a really busy server, good luck!

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