[Samba] winbindd / root issue

Ken Bass kbass at kenbass.com
Sun Aug 21 21:42:15 UTC 2022

I had a working Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I just upgraded to 22.04 LTS. I use 
winbindd. While maybe not a best practice, this server is a 
virtualization server and one of its guests VM is the samba domain server.

I am experiencing a problem I never had on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

When the system boots, I cannot login via the console as root. After a 
timeout I get 'no logon servers'. I did not think the root user is tied 
to winbindd being up and running? I understand domain users being an 
issue, but not root!

system journal shows lots of these messages:

Aug 21 17:18:31 vm winbindd[2213]: [2022/08/21 17:18:31.549174, 0] 
Aug 21 17:18:31 vm winbindd[2213]: set_global_winbindd_state_offline: 
Rejecting to set winbind offline

If the virtual machine containing the samba domain server boots, it will 
eventually allow root login. But not only does this take a long time, 
but I need to be able to log in as root without being dependent on the 
domain server being up. What could have changed / broken?

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