Description of problem:
LDAP logins configured, LDAP server unavailable (network issue), root
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure LDAP logins with authconfig
2. Take LDAP server down
3. Attempt local root login to client machine
Created attachment 99608 [details]
Patch to change behavior to server unavailability will allow local login
I think this is a duplicate of bug #121944, bug #100504, bug #55193,
and bug #53796. Bug #86606 and bug #77575 (CLOSED DUPLICATE) are
related bugs, as well as bunches of others related to those, dating as
far back as Red Hat Linux 7.3 but still current.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121944 ***
I'll reopen this as the other duplicates are too cluttered.
The patch is legitimate approach to this problem, however it has the
problem of possibly allowing in users which weren't allowed in when
the auth server was available.
So either it must be configurable in the authconfig UI or it must be
done other way (probably somehow similarly to current FC3, RHEL4
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 109359 ***