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




On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 17:38:58 +0200
Luca Olivetti via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> El 3/9/18 a les 17:19, Luca Olivetti via samba ha escrit:
> > 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?
> > 
> > 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?
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> The wiki agrees with the manpages:
> 
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php?title=Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Domain_Member#Starting_the_Services
> 
> "If you set up file shares or printer services on the domain member, 
> *additionally* (emphasis mine) start the smbd and nmbd service"
> 

It doesn't say that any more ;-)

Rowland



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