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Bug#191082: marked as done (libc6: random nss lookup results)

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Package: libc6
Version: 2.2.5-11.5
Severity: important

If /etc/nsswitch.conf contains:

passwd:         files ldap
group:          files ldap
shadow:         files ldap

and the LDAP server isn't reachable, nobody can login. If I remove
the ldap service from each of these lines then root can login on
the console.

However, if I try to login as root on the console many times with
the above configuration and the LDAP server unreachable, it finally

Please note that I performed these tests without having nscd running.

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At 25 Nov 2003 18:24:30 +0100,
Robin Farine wrote:
> >>>>> Robin Farine writes:
> Just a small update:
>     >> This means that if "ldap" is added in nsswitch.conf, then root cannot
>     >> login on the console, but after a lot of trial, finally root can login?
>     > Yes exactly, but only when the LDAP server cannot be reached (by downing
>     > the Ethernet interface for instance). If the LDAP server is reachable
>     > then root can login smoothly.
> I am now using a "woody" based system with a few packages from "sarge"
> (libc6_2.3.2.ds1-10, libldap2_2.1.22-1, libnss-ldap_211-4,
> libpam-ldap_164-2, libpam0g_0.76-14, ...) and this problem has
> disappeared.

That's good.  I think this problem is only in woody.  I've just closed
this bug.  Thanks for your checking.

-- gotom

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