Bug 189624 - System boot hangs when ldap authentication is configured and ldap server is down
Summary: System boot hangs when ldap authentication is configured and ldap server is down
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss_ldap
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-21 18:44 UTC by Martin Kessler
Modified: 2008-05-06 15:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:49:47 UTC

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Description Martin Kessler 2006-04-21 18:44:39 UTC
Description of problem:
When FC5 is configured to use ldap and flatfiles for authentication serveral
services hang during boot. E.g. named

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Configure system authentication, flat files + ldap .. reboot

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup system auth files + ldap
2. Turn off ldap service
3. Reboot
Actual results:
Strating Service named waits for resolving group

Expected results:
Should continue as named group is already defined in group file

Additional info:
setting nsswitch 
passwd: files ldap
shadow: files ldap
group: files
will fix the boot problem but then ldap won't work properly at the end

Comment 1 Marc Maurer 2006-07-20 11:35:40 UTC
We are seeing/having this problem too, and it's rather annoying.

Another option is to use "bind_policy soft" in /etc/ldap.conf, which will at
least allow the server to boot. 

The problem with this solution however, is that nss_ldap won't try to reconnect
anymore when the ldap server becomes available again.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:42:53 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:49:46 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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