[Samba] LDAP server unavailable - but I'm not using LDAP

Tim Bates tin at new-life.org.au
Fri Nov 6 15:25:42 MST 2009

On 6/11/2009 6:01 PM, maestr0 wrote:
> I am having problems with Samba responding really slowly and have looked
> through the logs and there are heaps of messages like the following...
> smbd[4293]: nss_ldap: could not search LDAP server - Server is unavailable
> I am not using LDAP and cannot see anything in smb.conf which tells it to
> use LDAP.

nss_ldap is not a Samba thing. It's for the underlying OS to look up 
names from LDAP. Check your /etc/nsswitch.conf for references to LDAP.
BTW, what OS/distro are you using?


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