Thread safeness of winbind client

Todd Stecher todd.stecher at
Tue Dec 4 07:23:12 GMT 2007

I'm playing with mod_auth_ntlm_winbind under load / Apache2, and am  
seeing a lot of issues calling out to ntlm_auth (e.g. output messages  
are getting mixed together in stdout, hanging on fgets / missed stdio ).

I'm contemplating calling winbind directly using  
winbind_request_response(PAM_AUTH, ....) to satisfy basic auth  
requests, instead of handing it off to ntlm_auth, but I'm not about to  
try this in Apache2's multi threaded environment if it will create  
problems into the winbind client libraries.

Has anyone seen / solved similar problems?


Todd Stecher | Windows Interop Dev
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