[Samba] Windows machine has to join two times

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 09:10:13 MST 2010

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Chris Smith <smb_77 at chrissmith.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM,  <toonverdonck at dommel.be> wrote:
>> Ok, so it's better to clear the cache after adding a machine into the LDAP
>> directory so SAMBA can add the right attributes instead of disabling the
>> nscd service?
> At one time the Samba docs strongly recommended against running nscd
> on a Samba server. I don't remember seeing a change - but then I don't
> remember everything :)

They still do so if you run winbind. However not running nscd or
winbind causes a serious slowdown if your ldap server is not on the
same server as the samba machine. The reason for the slowdown is
without the cache every single file access has to connect to the ldap
server to authenticate.


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