Name service switch broken on samba 4 RC5?

Bernard Bos B.Bos at
Fri Nov 16 03:37:32 MST 2012



I did recently an fresh install of our Samba testing environment with
samba Release Canidate 5. 

I noticed that the getent isn't working anymore as it should be. It
doesn't give any users or groups back from winbind. 


The distribution we use is CentOS 6.3.


I installed /usr/local/samba/lib/ to

ln -s /lib/ /lib/

/sbin/ldconfig -v | grep winbind




passwd:     files winbind

shadow:     files

group:      files winbind



wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g 

does give the proper result. 


We had this working with RC 3.

Am I missing something in relation to the newer RC versions?


What I now also noticed, is that running wbinfo -u takes a long time to
return the users. 

While running this command samba has a high CPU load. I don't know for
sure if this differ with previous releases of samba 4 


On samba 4:

date ; wbinfo -u | wc -l ; date

Fri Nov 16 11:30:56 CET 2012


Fri Nov 16 11:31:18 CET 2012


On a samba 3 environment:

date ; wbinfo -u | wc -l ; date

Fri Nov 16 11:36:09 CET 2012


Fri Nov 16 11:36:09 CET 2012


Kind Regards, 

Bernard Bos



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