[Samba] wbinfo --ping can't find winbind?

James Chase james at chasecomputers.net
Thu Nov 10 08:45:19 MST 2011

I have compiled 3.5.12 from source on CentOS 5.7. I am using krb5.conf, 
smb.conf files that have worked with other 3.5.x installs of Samba (at 
least in terms of wbinfo working) but now I am not able to get any data 
from winbind. The server is running and the logs don't report any 
errors. I had done several 'make uninstall' while compiling/recompiling 
with different options. Could the problem somehow be related?

[root at sambatest samba]# bin/wbinfo -u
Error looking up domain users

[root at sambatest samba]# bin/wbinfo --ping
Ping to winbindd failed
could not ping winbindd!

[root at sambatest samba]# ps -ef | grep winbin
root      3743     1  0 10:19 ?        00:00:00 sbin/winbindd -D
root      3744  3743  0 10:19 ?        00:00:00 sbin/winbindd -D
root      3838  3709  0 10:42 pts/0    00:00:00 grep winbin

[root at sambatest samba]# tail var/log.winbindd
  [2011/11/10 10:19:35,  0] winbindd/winbindd.c:1102(main)
   winbindd version 3.5.12 started.
   Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2010
[2011/11/10 10:19:35.733572,  0] 
   initialize_winbindd_cache: clearing cache and re-creating with 
version number 1

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