Samba PDC and WinNT BDC

Mike Papper mike at
Sat Dec 8 12:05:38 GMT 2001

So in cvs I would do something like:

cvs update -r SAMBA_2_2

I will test it out - weve been using tcpdump and ethereal to look at the
packet traffic between winbindd and the PDC - lots of traffic...


----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy Allison <jra at>
To: Mike Papper <mike at>
Cc: <samba at>; <samba-technical at>;
<samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Samba PDC and WinNT BDC

On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 01:05:46PM -0800, Mike Papper wrote:

> We tried the following: on Linux run samba 2.2.2 with winbind and nsswitch
> "add" the NT users to the linux machines set of users. Problem: winbind
> memory. When you have 15,000 users in the PDC, logging into the linux
> can take a long time. The linux machine hits the PDC an awful lot (network
> traffic and PDC load) as it keeps updating its list.

This is fixed in the current winbindd code in the SAMBA_2_2 CVS tree.
If you'd like to test it out that would be very welcome, a lot
of work is currently going on in this area to speed this up.


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