[Samba] winbind stops ? hangs ?

Noel Kelly nkelly at tarsus.co.uk
Fri Apr 12 09:50:17 GMT 2002

This winbind dying thing has been fixed in 2.2.4 but you'll have to use the
CVS until it is offically released (next week ?).  As far as I know there is
a still a moderate memory leak in it so I just stop and start it each

I have a second server which is running 2.2.3a and use a cron script which
does a 'getent passwd' every minute and reloads winbind if it has failed.
Reloads about six times a day typically.


-----Original Message-----
From: Grietens, Marc [mailto:Marc.Grietens at eu.sony.com]
Sent: 12 April 2002 13:21
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: [Samba] winbind stops ? hangs ?


I'm currently installing a samba server in an existing WIN2K domain. 
(no active dir ... YET !)
to get the user names, i use the winbind deamon.

It seems the deamon hangs or stops working after some time.

anyone got an idea on how to trace what is happening ?
this really is a *huge* domain over here, so that might be 
a problem as well.

also when i've configured the winbind setting in /etc/nsswitch.conf
a login to the linux takes for ages or not able to login at all.
the 'for ages' i can live with ... with the 'no login at all' i can't.
the machine is only supposed to be samba server 
(ie users should not login to linux)

i'm using samba 2.2.3a  -   SuSE Linux 7.0 on a s390

any help is appreciated.

Thanx guys,

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