Domain logon problem

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Jan 8 20:34:39 GMT 1998

On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, Johan Carlstedt wrote:

> Problem: 
> Domain logons temporary fail for a few minutes on all smb clients
> on the network.
> Reason:
> When using WINS support in samba-1.9.17p5 and the client request
> a resolv of a host-adress the sys_gethostbyname() system call in nmbd will
> block. When resolving a non-existant hostname or communicating
> with a slow nameserver the entire nmbd functionality will be unavailable 
> causing this problem.

this is a known problem and has been fixed in 1.9.18 with the introduction
of an asynchronous dns lookup wrapper (asyncdns.c module).


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