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

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Sep 3 15:48:36 UTC 2018

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 17:19:02 +0200
Luca Olivetti via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> 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?

What are you using the computer for then, it surely isn't for
authentication, that is coming from the DC.

> 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?

I am not saying winbind will not run by itself, it just really needs
'smbd' to be useful.

> 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.

Then put up with winbind dying on a regular basis.


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