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.
If you remove the user's entry from /etc/passwd, what does
"getent passwd username" output?
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).
FWIW, this was reported once before, but we've never been able to
reproduce this here.
What version of netscape?bv
Netscape is version 4.72
Does it persist with earlier or later versions?
Closing due to old age. Please reopen a new bug against a more recent version
if this bug still exists.