[Samba] winbindd crashing -- how to auto-heal?
robert at marcanoonline.com
Mon Sep 3 15:57:34 UTC 2018
On 09/03/2018 11:48 AM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
I run firewalls with only winbind active, and it surely is being used
for Proxy NTLM authentication (as fallback from Kerberos). Luckily I
have not experienced problems like the other ones posted in this thread.
>> 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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