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

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 31 20:46:19 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 18:40 +0100, Francesco Malvezzi wrote:
> > 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?  
> Thank you so much for the help.
> Yes, the backend is a LDAP server with more than 26000 users, and I'm 
> never able to list all of them (of course timeout incurs), but it 
> doesn't stop logons on the server, only ntln_auth.

Do you have 'ldapsam:trusted = yes' set in the smb.conf of the DC?  This
makes some of these operations much faster, which should allow it to
return to winbindd quicker.

This specialist optimisation requires that all users (including the
guest account) be in LDAP, see the discussions on the list and the

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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