Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189624
System boot hangs when ldap authentication is configured and ldap server is down
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:49:47 EDT
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):
Configure system authentication, flat files + ldap .. reboot
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup system auth files + ldap
2. Turn off ldap service
Strating Service named waits for resolving group
Should continue as named group is already defined in group file
passwd: files ldap
shadow: files ldap
will fix the boot problem but then ldap won't work properly at the end
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.
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