[Samba] winbindd crashing -- how to auto-heal?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Sep 3 15:13:26 UTC 2018

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 16:45:36 +0200
Luca Olivetti via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> El 3/9/18 a les 16:35, Jamie Jackson via samba ha escrit:
> > I didn't set this up, but I assume the sysadmins didn't run it
> > because they, like Luca, probably assumed that smbd was for server
> > functionality
> I didn't assume, it's the documentation that says so.
> In fact, the winbindd man page says that the winbind daemon provides 
> services to smbd and ntlm_auth, not the reverse:
> "Even if winbind is not used for nsswitch, it still provides a
> service to smbd, ntlm_auth and the pam_winbind.so PAM module"
> So, according to the documentation, you can run winbindd alone but
> you cannot run smbd/ntlm_auth without winbindd.

Yes, but it depends on how you run Samba. If you run Samba as a
standalone server you only need to run 'smbd', but running 'nmbd' as
well would be a good idea.

If you run Samba as a PDC or BDC, the same as a standalone server goes.

Anything else needs both smbd and winbind running.


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