winbindd architecture

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Wed Feb 20 16:30:06 GMT 2002

Tim Potter wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 09:24:58AM +1030, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>>>Nmbd needs to be running on the local system as there are some lookup
>>>requests send by winbindd that are sent by Windows NT domain controllers
>>>to the incorrect port which is a bug in Windows.  Nmbd receives these
>>>packets and stores them in a database (unexpected.tdb) which winbindd
>>>reads from.
>>Hmmm, this does not cause us a problem, but then, now that I think about 
>>it, we run nmbd on the local system.
>I think there are a handful of calls that respond to the wrong port.
>A domain controller lookup function is one of them but I can't remember
>the name of it.  (-:
>Signs that you should be running nmbd with winbindd are when winbindd
>won't start up because it can't locate the domain controller for a
>domain even though it is reachable.

Actually, I remember those problems when I was doing libsmbclient ...

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