[Samba] Winbind authenticated users lose connection over telnet or login

Oliver Weinmann oliver.weinmann at vega.de
Fri Apr 18 12:49:32 GMT 2008

Dear All,

We are running Samba 3.0.28a under Solaris 8. Everything is fine so far except logins trough telnet or directly on console (login). I know telnet is unsafe and we should not use it but some old software needs the ability to use telnet/rsh/rlogin etc. the problem that occurs is that after a few minutes the telnet session is dropped. The same for a login session. That only happens when we are using pam_winbind.so.1 in /etc/pam.conf. I posted this question a few weeks ago and no one really knew a solution to this problem. I know found out what could be the reason. I installed openssh and now when I login using ssh instead of telnet i don't lose the connection. The only difference is that openssh is not run through inetd.

Are there any known issues when a server (telnet/login) is run through inetd?

Oliver Weinmann
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