If the bug has anything to do with Samba behaving incorrectly as a
server (like refusing to open a file), then the log files will probably
be quite useful. Depending on the problem, a log level of between 3 and
10 showing the problem may be appropriate. A higher level gives more
detail but may use too much disk space.
To set the debug level, use the
log level in your
smb.conf. You may also find it useful to set the log
level higher for just one machine and keep separate logs for each machine.
To do this, add the following lines to your main
log level = 10
log file = /usr/local/samba/lib/log.%m
include = /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.%m
and create a file
is the name of the client you wish to debug. In that file put any
smb.conf commands you want; for example,
log level may be useful. This also allows
you to experiment with different security systems, protocol levels, and so on, on just one machine.
log level is synonymous with the parameter
debuglevel that has been used in older versions of Samba and is being retained for backward
log level value is increased, you will record a significantly greater level of
debugging information. For most debugging operations, you may not need a setting higher than
3. Nearly all bugs can be tracked at a setting of
10, but be
prepared for a large volume of log data.