Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166099
pam_smb fails to try backup server
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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Description of problem:
I have two servers configured in my pam_smb.conf, PRIMARY and SECONDARY.
If PRIMARY and SECONDARY are both on the local subnet, either one can go down, and everything is fine, pam_smb appears to try one, then the other, and we're okay.
However, if the PRIMARY is on a different subnet, pam_smb hangs for a couple of MINUTES trying to access it, then times out and fails completely instead of attempting SECONDARY.
This is completely repeatable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. secondary server on different subnet
2. fail primary server
3. try to login
Actual Results: logins are impossible
Expected Results: A faster timeout followed by failover to the backup server.
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