[Samba] feature request: winbind use cached credentials more agressively

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun May 31 07:46:26 GMT 2009


On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 09:28:33AM +0200, Árpád Magosányi wrote:
> Winbind is rather suboptimally reacts to networking changes.
> I use my notebook in at least 3 different network settings, in one of them I
> have very probabilistic access to DCs
> (cisco vpn client is a crap).
> An nss lookup sometimes takes very looong, sometimes even returns failure.
> Sometimes I have to login as root and restart winbind to get to my X session
> past the screensaver. This is far from production quality.
> I guess the end-user feeling could be heightened by using cached credentials
> more agressively. As wast majority of nss lookups are for data already
> obtained, it might be wise to serve it from cache, and refresh it
> asynchronously.

Just to make sure: You're fully right and this is not
dropped. Right now I'm looking at winbind again, but it will
be a longer-term task.

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