[Samba] Problems with MySQL backend.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Dec 30 12:11:17 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 18:22 +0100, Mario Lipinski wrote:
> Hello,
> i just set up Samba 3.0.20b on a new machine as PDC with the MySQL
> passdb backend and experiencing problems with the connection to the
> SQL-Server. The connection gets lost and is not created again. So i have
> to restart Samba for authentication and so on to work again...

Is there a reason why you chose to use the MySQL backend?  If this is a
new setup, then I strongly suggest using the LDAP backend.  It is more
mature (has spent more time in critical environments) and is maintained.

> After restarting Samba everthing is fine - for a while.
> I think Samba must try to recreate the connection. Is there some switch
> for that?

I don't think the code was expecting the connections to be dropped.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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