[Samba] Questions about nsswitch/winbindd_dual.c behavior

Jeremiah Martell inlovewithgod at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 13:20:37 MDT 2010

I'm using samba-3.0.34, and I have two questions:

I'm not exactly sure how the asyncronous behavior of winbindd_dual works.
Does it fork a child for each domain? each domain controller?
Or does it fork a child ad hoc whenever it needs to handle a request?

I'm joining to an active directory domain using "net rpc join" fine,
but wireshark
shows winbindd doing a search to find all domain controllers.
Since I explicitly gave a primary domain controller in smb.conf and when I
joined, why is it looking up the other domain controllers?

- Jeremiah

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