smbstatus (1)


23 Oct 1998


smbstatus - report on current Samba connections


smbstatus [-b] [-d] [-L] [-p] [-S] [-s configuration file] [-u username]


This program is part of the Samba suite.

smbstatus is a very simple program to list the current Samba connections.


gives brief output.

gives verbose output.

causes smbstatus to only list locks.

print a list of smbd processes and exit. Useful for scripting.

causes smbstatus to only list shares.

-s configuration file
The default configuration file name is determined at compile time. The file specified contains the configuration details required by the server. See smb.conf (5) for more information.

-u username
selects information relevant to username only.


This man page is correct for version 2.0 of the Samba suite.


smb.conf (5), smbd (8)


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 Samba2.0 release by Jeremy Allison.

See samba (7) to find out how to get a full list of contributors and details on how to submit bug reports, comments etc.