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Fresh Debian install. Samba standalone server. logcheck installed.

Getting lots of these messages via emails, how to suppress any idea?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Jan  6 02:04:05 debian smbd: pam_unix(samba:session): session opened for user xxx by (uid=0)
Jan  6 02:25:52 debian smbd: pam_unix(samba:session): session closed for user xxx
  • Tried editing /etc/pam.d/samba to this to no avail... session [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so quiet [/code] – test3 Jan 6 at 14:41
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You can add regular expressions e.g. in the file /etc/logcheck/ignore.d.server/samba

^\w{3} [ :[:digit:]]{11} [._[:alnum:]-]+ smbd: pam_unix\(samba:session\): session opened for user [[:alnum:]]+ by \(uid=[[:digit:]]+\)$
^\w{3} [ :[:digit:]]{11} [._[:alnum:]-]+ smbd: pam_unix\(samba:session\): session closed for user [[:alnum:]]+$
  • Thanks!! Works perfectly. – test3 Jan 6 at 19:54
  • BTW, what if I want to suppress these entries completely? is editing /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive right? – test3 Jan 7 at 12:17

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