LDAP delay when connected DC goes down

Alex de Vaal a.vaal at nh-hotels.com
Fri Jan 14 10:19:43 GMT 2005

On Thu 13 Jan 2005 at 18:29, Meadows, Joe wrote:

>> However, I see every time a delay of around 5 seconds in the 
>> communication Of Winbind while the XP client is trying to "background" 
>> print and it looks like this:
>> [2005/01/11 14:54:13, 10] 
>> nsswitch/winbindd_group.c:fill_grent_mem(221)
>>  fill_grent_mem returning 1
>> [2005/01/11 14:54:18, 10] nsswitch/winbindd.c:winbind_client_read(470)
>>  client_read: read 1824 bytes. Need 0 more for a full request. 

> Just a quick thought that 5 seconds sounds like a typical value for a DNS
> timeout.
> Is the DC that goes down possibly running a DNS server?
> Can you see the 5 second delay on a network trace?

The DC that goes down is running a DNS server, however my secondary DC
is also running a DNS server. Both DC's are configured as DNS server in
the resolv.conf of my RHL9 server.

To exclude possible DNS timeouts for samba I configured the following:

password server =,

 default_realm = NH-HOTELES.COM

  kdc =
  kdc =


I'll take a look for the 5 second delay on a network trace.


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