Is it possible to see list of who is connected to an SMB share?

seanm

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Hi all,

Is it possible to see list of who is connected to an SMB share? And to disconnect (cleanly or forcefully) some/all of the users? I'm considering replacing a macOS Server file sharing box with FreeNAS, and I don't see anything like the attached screenshot.

Thanks,

Sean
 

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from the CLI run smbstatus -b then kill the PID you want shot of
 

seanm

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Thanks for your reply, quite helpful. I guess there is no GUI for this? Not too important, the -b status output is useful enough.

But killing the process does not seem to cause a disconnection of the client. I am connected from macOS, then kill the associated pid, but I'm still able to navigate into folders from the Finder. Running smbstatus again just shows a new pid associated.
 

seanm

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Small follow up: killing the process is still useful when changing share settings at least. The client may reconnect quickly, but at least then it sees things like permission changes.
 
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