[Samba] Winbind timeouts/hangs(?)

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 23 11:12:52 UTC 2019

On 23/08/2019 11:22, Heiko Wundram via samba wrote:
> Hey,
> Am 23.08.2019 11:13, schrieb L.P.H. van Belle via samba:
>> Your where running Debian buster 4.9.5, you could try my 4.9.11/4.10.6
>> package of debian sid/testing, its 4.9.11 package.
> same behaviour with testing (4.9.11), tested that already. As I 
> already wrote, I've definitely checked the networking, and that's all 
> fine. There are no network packets generated by winbind when the hangs 
> occur, and there is no explicit correlation between network activity 
> of winbind and the hangs.
> From what I can see (after having some sleep, my google-fu seems to be 
> better), I'm probably hitting an interoperability problem with sssd:
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13815
> The description of the original CentOS bug doesn't contain log 
> messages similar to mine, but describes pretty much the same behaviour 
> (i.e., lookup of non-existant local accounts, in my case from ssh 
> brute-forces on a webserver, causing winbind timeouts eventually due 
> to recursive nss calls). The RedHat bug for sssd isn't open, so I 
> can't check whether the referenced patch has already been integrated 
> into Debian (I guess not...), but switching the order of winbind and 
> sssd and putting the latter last (which is fine in the environment 
> that I use winbind in) seems to at least cause the timeouts to 
> disappear; I'm not 100% certain that the problems are fixed, because 
> ps auxf sometimes still "hangs" for a while, but at least it looks 
> better than before.
> I'll try to get some more info on the sssd fix; possibly opening a 
> Debian bug report for that should be worth it. Thanks for the hints 
> and I'm hoping that this fixes things for now!
Do not bother, I take it you missed that red-hat (who produces sssd) no 
longer supports using sssd with Winbind. So your cure is obvious: 
apt-get purge sssd

This would also explain why winbind seems to be doing nothing, because 
it is doing nothing, sssd is doing the authentication.


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