Regarding retrieving user group membership using wbinfo.
hemanth.thummala at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 08:26:33 MDT 2014
Yes Volker. You are correct. netsamlogon_cache is getting updated on
successful user login. And from the code I could see that a DCE-RPC call is
made to get the group membership list and update netsamlogon_cache.tdb file.
When I remove the cache entries related to this specific user(SID), listing
is proper. Based on this I suspect that netsamlogon_cache is updated with
incorrect data using the DCE-RPC response. I could not get what exactly the
request and response contains as they are encrypted. But from code, it
is rpccli_netlogon_sam_network_logon_ex() routine which is responsible for
retrieving the info3 structure which includes the group membership
And yes I forgot to mention that it is Samba 3.6.12+ stack that we are
using here. Thanks for that Richard.
On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de>
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 06:43:59AM -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 3:41 AM, Hemanth Thummala
> > <hemanth.thummala at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > We are experiencing a strange problem with one of our customer setups
> > > relating to user group memberships. Customer has multi-site AD setup in
> > > which our boxes are deployed in multiple sites.
> > > In one particular site, we are seeing a difference in group membership
> > > details with a user(wbinfo -r <user>). Able to retrieve only few groups
> > > than expected. Whereas other sites we are able to get the correct
> > A vital piece of info is that this is Samba 3.6.12+ you are talking
> > about. The same problem might not exist in the latest sources.
> > > Initially we thought its AD replication problem, but even after
> > > forcing(blocked the traffic with site-local DC) our boxes to contact
> > > did not help.
> > >
> > > Then I have removed the cache entries for this user from both
> > > winbindd_cache.tdb and netsamlogon_cache.tdb. Then it started showing
> > > correct entries. But after 5 to 6 hours this problem reappears. After
> > > cleaning up cache entries in both tdb files, problem will go away.
> > >
> > > From the code walk-through and debug level logs this is what I
> > > 1. Winbindd receives request GETGROUPS from the client.
> > > 2. Initially it will lookup winbindd_cache.tdb and see if there is a
> > > "UG/sid" entry for the user. it will return the information in cache if
> > > entry is not expired (I think expiry time is 5 mins).
> > > 3. If the entry in winbindd_cache.tdb is expired, then
> > > request will be made.
> > > 4. Before contacting the DC to fetch the groups, will search for the
> > > SID in netsamlogon_cache.tdb. If the entry is found, that information
> > > be returned.
> > > 5. If the entry is not found in netsamlogon_cache.tdb, then DCE-RPC
> > > will be made using cached kerberos credentials.
> > >
> > > I came to know that there is no expiry time for the cached entries in
> > > netsamlogon_cache.tdb. I have seen the expiry time calculation is
> > > out in netsamlogon_cache_get().
> > >
> > > But I am not really sure why the cache entry in
> netsamlogon_cache.tdb() is
> > > updated with wrong data due to which the problem is reappearing.
> If all goes well then the netsamlogon_cache is only written
> after a successful login. This can happen when a client
> authenticates via netlogon or presents a valid kerberos
> ticket with a PAC. In the bad case, can you find out where
> the bad information comes from? Is it really the netsamlogon
> cache that is faulty?
> With best regards,
> Volker Lendecke
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