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smbstatus (1)


smbstatus - report on current Samba connections


smbstatus [-P] [-b] [-d <debug level>] [-v] [-L] [-B] [-p]
[-S] [-s <configuration file>] [-u <username>]


User Commands                                        SMBSTATUS(1)

     smbstatus - report on current Samba connections

     smbstatus [-P] [-b] [-d <debug level>] [-v] [-L] [-B] [-p]
      [-S] [-s <configuration file>] [-u <username>]

     This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

     smbstatus is a very simple program to list the current Samba

         If samba has been compiled with the profiling option,
         print only the contents of the profiling shared memory

         gives brief output.

         level is an integer from 0 to 10. The default value if
         this parameter is not specified is 0.

         The higher this value, the more detail will be logged to
         the log files about the activities of the server. At
         level 0, only critical errors and serious warnings will
         be logged. Level 1 is a reasonable level for day-to-day
         running - it generates a small amount of information
         about operations carried out.

         Levels above 1 will generate considerable amounts of log
         data, and should only be used when investigating a
         problem. Levels above 3 are designed for use only by
         developers and generate HUGE amounts of log data, most
         of which is extremely cryptic.

         Note that specifying this parameter here will override
         the blue]log level] parameter in the smb.conf file.

         Prints the program version number.

     -s|--configfile <configuration file>
         The file specified contains the configuration details
         required by the server. The information in this file
         includes server-specific information such as what
         printcap file to use, as well as descriptions of all the
         services that the server is to provide. See smb.conf for
         more information. The default configuration file name is

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         determined at compile time.

         Base directory name for log/debug files. The extension
         ".progname" will be appended (e.g. log.smbclient,
         log.smbd, etc...). The log file is never removed by the

         gives verbose output.

         causes smbstatus to only list locks.

         causes smbstatus to include byte range locks.

         print a list of smbd(8) processes and exit. Useful for

         causes smbstatus to only list shares.

         Print a summary of command line options.

         selects information relevant to username only.

     This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following

     |Availability   | service/network/samba |
     |Stability      | Volatile              |
     smbd(8) and smb.conf(5).

     The original Samba software and related utilities were
     created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the
     Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the

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     Linux kernel is developed.

     The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer. The
     man page sources were converted to YODL format (another
     excellent piece of Open Source software, available at and updated for the Samba
     2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for
     Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to
     DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.

     This software was built from source available at  The original
     community source was downloaded from

     Further information about this software can be found on the
     open source community website at

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