[Samba] smbclient -L succeeded even network is down

David Roid dataroid at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 05:25:15 MDT 2010

Hello, no one dealt with this before? Short question, can I get "smbclient
-L //localhost -U%" without authenticate against AD controller (when network
down), if I'm local samba server root user.

2010/9/7 David Roid <dataroid at gmail.com>

> Hello list,
> Accidentally I found that when network is down "smbclient -L localhost -U%"
> became slow however it still succeeded after like half a minute.
> This is weird because my Samba server is running inside AD,
> Q1. How can smbclient authenticate without talking to AD controller? I
> think in this case smbclient at least tried to (reach AD controller),
> otherwise shouldn't take it so long.
> Q2. Is there anyway I can suppress the authentication against AD controller
> if I'm root?
> Might be trivial questions, could anyone help?
> Bests
> -David

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