Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112212
Losing network kills local users
Last modified: 2006-02-21 14:00:26 EST
Yesterday's rawhide sync killed dhclient here and as a result I lost
the network. Since all users are in ldap+krb+nfs home this means they
could not be used.
However root is *not* a network user, it's a local one exactly for
this reason (ie fixups when network is AWOL), and it saved the day in
This time the root account was dead. I had to restart in single mode,
and switch the eth entry to fixed address, then restart network before
root was allowed to log in again.
Dan, would you look into this? I suspect it has something to do with
the SELinux patches.
Maybe, but SELinux should be turned off if they are not running a 2.6
kernel with a loaded policy. What is being reported in /var/log/messages?
Well, obviously I didn't test killing the box every day since I filled
this bug;). I'll try to reproduce it tomorrow when I have access to
Created attachment 97049 [details]
Full non-network /var/log/messages boot log
I reproduced it today after a new rawhide sync (since dhcp was fixed I
yanked the network wire). Attached is the full /var/log/messages for
this boot. Local root login was attempted thrice, but does not even
seem to be registered in the logs.
I don't think this is SE Linux. I think it's the long-standing problem
with the pam auth file. In other words, this is a dup of bug #55193,
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55193 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.