winbindd still blocks in 3.0.4?

Tim Potter tpot at
Fri May 14 05:45:08 GMT 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 02:17:46PM +1200, Jason Haar wrote:

> I have a recurring issue with winbindd that seems to make it pretty
> unreliable. I find that if I do something like
> finger dom+username
> (assumes enumerate users and nsswitch.conf settings of course)

Try 'finger -m' which should avoid a complete enumeration of the user

> it will hang for ages, and while it does, it blocks. e.g. "wbinfo -p" won't
> return until that other command finishes.
> Is that supposed to happen? Couldn't it be either written to fork
> subprocesses, or use threads? (easy for me to say - I can't write it! ;-)

Yeah that's a "known bug", otherwise known as a basic flaw in the 
architecture of winbindd.  )-:

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