[Samba] ntlm_auth: (pipe \PIPE\NETLOGON) has died or was never started (fd == -1)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 31 09:22:57 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-29 at 17:45 +0100, Francesco Malvezzi wrote:
> I'm exeperiencing a strange ntlm_auth problem:
> I'm running two domain with a trust; the trusting one,
> (EUFEMIA with the PDC Beatrice) uses the WINS facility of
> the trusted one (LETTERE, PDC Alice).
> Users of EUFEMIA and LETTERE alike have a successful logon to
> Beatrice.
> LETTERE users do authenticate in Beatrice with ntlm_auth.
> EUFEMIA users do not:
> beatrice:/home# ntlm_auth --username user1 --password ****** --domain
> NT_STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS: No logon servers (0xc000005e)

This is your problem:

> [2006/01/29 10:56:33, 0] rpc_client/cli_pipe.c:rpc_api_pipe(435)
>    cli_pipe: return critical error. Error was Call timed out: server did
> not respond after 10000 milliseconds

For some reason, your server is not responding.  perhaps samba3 is
locked up talking to a backing LDAP server?  What do the logs on the
server show?  

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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