winbindd stuck at getaddrinfo.

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Thu Oct 30 08:56:13 MDT 2014

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Richard Sharpe
<realrichardsharpe at> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:20 AM, Hemanth Thummala
> <hemanth.thummala at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> We are using samba 3.6.12+ stack on FreeBSD 8.0. Recently we are hitting a
>> winbindd hung issue at few of our customers. Each time we could see that
>> winbindd getting hung at gettaddrinfo.
> Curiously, I am seeing what might be a similar issue at one site in
> Italy. In this case it manifests as a long pause during
> authentication, which looks like a winbindd timeout in
> wb_is_trusted_domain, but because none of the functions in
> lib/winbind_util.c has any DEBUG statements in them I can only guess
> that this is the case. The site has a very large domain (it is part of
> a Class A network that is not
> This is with 3.6.9 (CentOS 6.x).
> I have provided them with modified RPM to give me extra info at log
> level 10 and should know more later today.
> I will look at the master code in this area and might submit a patch
> that provides extra info at log level 10 because that would sure
> improve our ability to debug things quickly.

Our problem seems to have been that nmbd was not running. Now to
figure out why winbindd might timeout or return another error during
auth if nmbd is not running.

Richard Sharpe

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