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       smbstatus - report on current Samba connections


       smbstatus   [-P]   [-b]  [-d<debuglevel>]  [-v]  [-L]  [-B]  [-p]  [-S]
        [-s<configurationfile>] [-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 area.

          gives brief output.

          Prints the program version number.

       -s <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.

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

          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

          parameter in the smb.conf file.

          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.

          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.

          Print a summary of command line options.

          selects information relevant to username only.


       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.


       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  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.