Login as a domain user when the domain controller is down with winbind

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Oct 1 22:42:13 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 04:52, Lin Li wrote:
> In windows when you loging as a domain user and if the domain controller 
> is down, the system will let you in with some local cache. Is there any 
> way for winbind to achieve this or is there any plan to have this 
> functionality?
> Also, when you logged in as a domain user and suddenlly the domain 
> controller is down, the system becomes unusable. Have a local cache may 
> help solve this.

I assume this is with regard to 'interactive' logins (ie, pam_winbind)
and not file share connections.  It is not possible to do this for

I know idra was looking into writing a pam module, that would perform
some of the simple caching required for this - but I don't think keeping
passwords around should be winbind's job.

(The first trick when breaking into a Windows box is to unplug the
network, then try an 'old' account...)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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