[Samba] winbindd: Exceeding 200 client connections, no idle connection found

Elvar elvar at ooz.net
Wed Feb 20 07:05:21 GMT 2008

Jason Haar wrote:
> Elvar wrote:
>> I know I'm beating a dead dog asking about this but I still haven't 
>> seen a resolution. Can anyone out there tell me how to fix this? When 
>> this happens my users cannot get past the Squid proxy and are 
>> presented with an authentication popup window in their browser which 
>> does not let them past until the 200 connections limit is no longer 
>> maxed out. There are probably 500 computers total at this facility 
>> and sometimes more than 200 connections is needed.
> That doesn't sound right... Squid aggressively caches the lookups so 
> that winbind doesn't have to keep doing it - you really shouldn't be 
> hitting that limit. Check your "credentialsttl" settings - they should 
> be 2hours or the like.
> Argh. I've just google'd this: it only applies to Basic auth. I bet 
> you're using NTLM? Due to the hokey way (technical term ;-) NTLM 
> works, Squid can't cache the lookups as much (from a posting in 2003 - 
> can't find anything newer).


You are right, I'm using NTLM to authenticate everyone to the AD domain. 
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply though.

Kind regards,

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