[Samba] winbindd running amok

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jul 6 19:41:54 GMT 2007

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Bernd Schubert wrote:
> Hello Rune,
> On Friday 06 July 2007 20:41:05 Rune Tønnesen wrote:
>> Bernd Schubert skrev:
>>> Hi,
>> Hi Bernd
>> mc (Midnight Commander) most likely caches usernames and groups. mc
>> needs the usernames when tje user wants to change ownership of files and
>> directories. You can properly get the same winbindd reaction from getent
>> passwd
> thanks a lot for your really super fast help. Running 'getent passwd' takes 
> about 10s-40s, which is ok I think for 50000 entries. But mc keeps winbindd 
> busy for at least 5-10 min, which is rather critical. This efficiently 
> prevents other logins to this system at all. Well, mc is not the big deal, 
> but our customer has experienced quite a lot problems in the past and I'm 
> afraid they are doing something (don't know what), that does the same as mc.

Enumerating users and group is *always* a bad thing.
I'd recommend first disabling that.

cheers, jerry
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