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

Wes Modes wmodes at ucsc.edu
Mon Aug 11 19:32:59 GMT 2008

I didn't try that.  but if it happens again I shall.  I knew the LDAP 
servers were working, but that the Samba server (via nss) wasn't talking 
to it.

What I ended up doing, was turned off nss' use of TLS.  That fixed it.  
In RHEL, the command is authconfig.

Why it suddenly stopped talking to each other, I still don't know.

Obviously I need to come in during non-office hours and config and test 
and retest to get TLS working at both ends again.


John Drescher wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Wes Modes <wmodes at ucsc.edu> wrote:
>> 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 /var/log/messages:
>> Aug 11 11:19:29 edgar smbd[8394]: nss_ldap: could not soft reconnect to LDAP
>> server - Server is unavailable
> Have you made sure your ldap servers are working?
> # slapcat
> # getent group
> # getent passwd
> John


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

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