[Samba] flood of (auth in progress) connections from unresponsive windows client crashing samba

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Sep 3 14:16:15 UTC 2019

On 03/09/2019 14:52, David Walling wrote:
> Unfortunately I do not have the ability to add the user/group 
> information to AD directly at this time.
> Does anyone know exactly what the following error message "means"?  It 
> shows up every time these symptoms occur, and if I could understand 
> why the lookup fails, I might be able to prevent the issue.
> "lookup_name_smbconf for CLIENTHOSTNAME$ failed"
The lookup fails because it is looking up user info for a computer, the 
line is coming from 'create_token_from_username', which is in 
'source3/auth', so you are going to get this every time a computer 
connects (i.e. a lot)


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