[Samba] problem with file handles in pam_winbind.so

Markus Lidel Markus.Lidel at shadowconnect.com
Mon Apr 28 15:25:14 GMT 2003


If you use pam_winbind in an long running application which 
authenticates different users (like in an POP3 server), the pam_winbind 
module uses one file handle per authentication request (and don't free it).

This is because the module don't close the socket to the winbind daemon 
after authentication.

the following patch should fix the problem:

--- samba-2.2.8a/source/nsswitch/pam_winbind.c.old      2002-04-30 
15:27:21.000000000 +0200
+++ samba-2.2.8a/source/nsswitch/pam_winbind.c  2003-04-28 
17:01:25.000000000 +0200
@@ -130,6 +130,8 @@

+       close_sock();
         return PAM_SUCCESS;

Hope, this will help you. If i missed something, please tell me and i 
will try to solve it.


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