[Samba] Mysterious new problem: nss_ldap: could not soft reconnect to LDAP server

Wes Modes wmodes at ucsc.edu
Mon Aug 11 18:20:55 GMT 2008

Suddenly as of this morning, none of my users can authenticate to samba 
because nss_ldap is producing cryptic errors.  Nothing has changed on 
either the LDAP server or the Samba server.  Looks like this in 

Aug 11 11:19:29 edgar smbd[8394]: nss_ldap: could not soft reconnect to 
LDAP server - Server is unavailable

Yet, the LDAP server IS available, and happily chirping away serving as 
an LDAP server for several other services.  Only Samba seems to be 
having the trouble.

Anyone else encounter this?  I believe the library staff is headed to my 
office at just this moment with pitchforks and torches.  Please help.



Wes Modes
Server Administrator & Programmer Analyst
McHenry Library
Computing & Network Services
Information and Technology Services

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