winbindd failure: "key length too large"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)


Authentication won't complete and the Samba logs show the following error:

winbindd[3081]: [2015/06/02 22:43:04.855101,  0] winbindd/winbindd_cache.c:4082(cache_traverse_validate_fn) winbindd[3081]: cache_traverse_validate_fn: key length too large: (1644) > (1024)


The samba maintenance update, samba-3.6.3-64.1 released January 2016 includes the patch to resolve the problem. Please install the recommended update.


A NDR key exceeds the hard coded limit set in "cache_traverse_validate_fn(). The keysize limit for NDR queries needs to be increased.


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  • Document ID:7016777
  • Creation Date: 17-Aug-2015
  • Modified Date:12-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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