NIS, Samba

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri Nov 5 21:09:12 GMT 1999

Alexandre Lecuyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I have samba 2.1 (last month cvs) working as a PDC
> on a linux machine.
> Everything works fine except for the connection (opening
> a session), which is very slow.
> Login could take up to 5minutes.
> Making the samba server a slave NIS server helped a lot,
> however it still gets extremely slow when several (>20) users
> try to login at the same time.
> This problem occurs only when there are many users in the NIS
> passwd file/smbpasswd.
> (there are about 300 workstations entries, and 1800 users entry).

This has to do with the passwd caching code.  Remove it.  Look for 


calls in the source.  If you need help, contact me offline.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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