Question on ntlm_auth tool

Henrik Nordstrom hno at
Thu Sep 16 13:40:09 GMT 2004

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> They are, but I'm a cache skeptic (despite my love for squid ;-).  I've
> been designing this code to avoid needing to make any extra queries at
> all - that way, we don't add network load, even in the worst cases.

Which is good, but I am of the opinion that there should be an option to 
have the lookups done for you. But it is only a minor detail and not very 

> However, more importantly what we have found is that the extra network
> calls can sometimes block in nasty ways - which with a single-threaded
> winbindd bites us badly...

Is there any thoughts about addressing this "minor" detail in the winbindd 
architecture? Having an central authentication service single-threaded 
blocking on external resources does not scale too well..


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