Bug 14656 - Netscape crashes when executing java code and ldap is enabled
Summary: Netscape crashes when executing java code and ldap is enabled
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nss_ldap   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-07-26 10:47 UTC by Dirk Heinrichs
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-20 19:05:14 UTC
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Description Dirk Heinrichs 2000-07-26 10:47:15 UTC
I recently changed my little private network to authenticate users via pam_ldap and nss_ldap (and thus removed ordinary users from /etc/passwd). 
Everything works fine so far, but when I now visit a site with netscape that executes a java applet netscape crashes right after the "starting java" 
message. If I put a line for that user back in /etc/passwd, netscape works fine with java again. If I delete the line it crashes.


        Dirk Heinrichs

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-26 19:20:00 UTC
If you remove the user's entry from /etc/passwd, what does
"getent passwd username" output?

Comment 2 Dirk Heinrichs 2000-07-27 15:53:54 UTC

Comment 3 Dirk Heinrichs 2000-07-28 06:10:43 UTC
Seems that previous comment didn't make it to the archive.
"getent passwd username" gives me a full record of the given user, like one that would be entered in /etc/passwd
(incl. encrypted passwd).



Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-28 19:46:36 UTC
FWIW, this was reported once before, but we've never been able to
reproduce this here.

What version of netscape?bv

Comment 5 Dirk Heinrichs 2000-07-31 15:33:57 UTC
Netscape is version 4.72



Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-31 16:50:17 UTC
Does it persist with earlier or later versions?

Comment 7 Brent Fox 2006-04-20 19:05:14 UTC
Closing due to old age.  Please reopen a new bug against a more recent version
if this bug still exists.

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