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Updated: July 2017

smbstatus (1)


smbstatus - report on current Samba connections


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


SMBSTATUS(1)                     User Commands                    SMBSTATUS(1)

       smbstatus - report on current Samba connections

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

       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 area.

           If samba has been compiled with the profiling option, print the
           contents of the profiling shared memory area and the call rates.

           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 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 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 client.

           Set the smb.conf(5) option "<name>" to value "<value>" from the
           command line. This overrides compiled-in defaults and options read
           from the configuration file.

           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 scripting.

           causes smbstatus to only list shares.

           causes smbstatus to display registered file notifications

           causes smbstatus to not check if the status data is valid by
           checking if the processes that the status data refer to all still
           exist. This speeds up execution on busy systems and clusters but
           might display stale data of processes that died without cleaning up

           Print a summary of command line options.

           selects information relevant to username only.

           causes smbstatus to display numeric UIDs and GIDs instead of
           resolving them to names.

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

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |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 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 ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/) 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
       https://java.net/projects/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.samba.org/.

Samba 4.4                         06/02/2017                      SMBSTATUS(1)