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

Luca Olivetti luca at wetron.es
Mon Sep 3 15:38:58 UTC 2018

El 3/9/18 a les 17:19, Luca Olivetti via samba ha escrit:
> El 3/9/18 a les 17:13, Rowland Penny via samba ha escrit:
>> 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.
> It doesn't make sense:
> 1) why should I need to run smbd if I'm not providing cifs services to 
> other computers?
> 2) why does winbindd work for many days even with smbd not running? 
> Shouldn't it just barf at startup or after a short wait if it really 
> needs smbd?
> In any case I prefer my plaster instead of running a service that I 
> don't need and could open the server to several vulnerabilities.

The wiki agrees with the manpages:


"If you set up file shares or printer services on the domain member, 
*additionally* (emphasis mine) start the smbd and nmbd service"

Luca Olivetti
Wetron Automation Technology http://www.wetron.es/
Tel. +34 93 5883004 (Ext.3010)  Fax +34 93 5883007

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