SAMBA-NTDOM digest 676

Craig Kelley ink at
Mon Mar 1 15:56:14 GMT 1999

Dejan Ilic <svedja at> wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Wolfgang Ratzka wrote:
> > Nuno Loureiro wrote:
> > > 
> > > But in my case is 10BaseT, so we should never get this message :/
> > 
> > I get the message when I store user profiles on a samba server.
> > My interpretation is that the authentication process is taking
> > very long (we have ~9000 users in /etc/passwd) and therefore
> > samba has a slow start, which leads NT to expect (quite wrongly ;-)
> > overal slow performance..
> Suspecting the same problem here. About 17000 accounts on samba.

We never have that problem and we only have about 500 users in the passwd

Perhaps Samba should do some password caching?  It shouldn't be difficult
to implement -- it wouldn't solve the problem ALL the time because there
would need to be a cache miss sometimes, but it should fix the situation
for most cases.

Then again, how does one do password caching while using PAM?  (If it is
implemented, it shouldn't be 'on' by default)

The wheel is turning but the hamster is dead.
Craig Kelley  -- kellcrai at finger ink at for PGP block

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