[Samba] Samba & NSS_LDAP

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 17 07:59:00 GMT 2002

Diego Rivera wrote:
> Hi all!
> A while ago I caught a discussion re Samba and LDAP SAM backend, with
> OpenLDAP and nss_ldap.
> It seems that the reason the smbd process keeps crashing (and thus
> losing connections) has something to do with the fact that the LDAP
> standard allows connections to be unilaterally closed by the directory
> server, and this was causing Samba to crash.
> Again - this is my hazy recollection of the thread.
> I'm seeing this behavior in my setup (Samba LDAP-based PDC).  Is my
> summary above (mostly) correct? Is there a fix for this?  Is it included
> as part of 2.2.6 or is it a problem with OpenLDAP/nss_ldap?
> We plan to do a rather large Samba install soon, and I'd like to know in
> advance if I'm going to have to handle the Samba PDC account storage
> differently.

nss_ldap >= 200 has the fix for this.  Any earlier release may well
randomly crash smbd.

Andrew Bartlett

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