[lug] NIS hang

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
Sat Jan 13 11:55:03 MST 2007

On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 10:27:23PM -0600, Hugh Brown wrote:

> pam is likely the culprit.  It tries to query nis for the root account 
> and then goes off to the bitbucket bar.  I have memories of needing a 
> "compat" in nsswitch.conf but that may have been from rh 6.x and 7.x.

You may be right, but why would pam do that?  I told it to look in files
before nis, and the root stuff is all in the files.

> I'd look at pam.  I do remember rh having a problem with ldap, the local 
> root account and a hang.  Can you open up a terminal, su - to root then 
> stop nis to test w/o having a lockup?

Nope, that's in the next email (no extra ttys).  It was a reboot to
single-user mode situation.

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