[Samba] winbind + samba limits with large AD?

Michael Adam ma at sernet.de
Wed Jul 11 09:22:26 GMT 2007

On Mi, Jul 11, 2007 at 10:45:00 +0200, Ralf Gross wrote:
> Ok, I thought there is a way to use svn+http to get the files.

Yes, svn supports "svn co http://..."
But the server has to support that transport too.
I think this is not supported on svnanon.samba.org currently,
have to check.
> I was able to get it at home and put it on a cd :)


> Michael Adam schrieb:
> > By "that command" you mean "ls -ln"?
> And 'wbinfo -g' or 'wbinfo -u'. I couldnt't get the user and group and
> winbindd died after that command.

wbinfo -u/-g get the list of users/groups even if "winbind enum
users/groups" is set to "no" in the config (it uses other means
than the getpwent/getgrent system functions). If your number of 
users and groups is very large, wbinfo will currently time out,
but winbindd will continue to complete the request. 

> > Well, let's see what improvement the new version brings.
> > BTW: The enhancements were made specifically for environments
> > with hundreds of thousands of users and groups (and large
> > groups!) in ad.
> Sounds promising!

I am interested to hear how the new version performs in your setup!


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