ldap login troubles

hi all,

on our 11.1 -based server system, all the clients in one site have trouble login in.
After giving in the credentials the screen hangs, we see only black with a turning clock.
They always have to try 3 times before they succeed on login in.

So for I changed the switch going from the server to the clients and replaced the eth1 card.
But that’s probably not it, since after login on the can work ok without the system being slow or freezing of whatever.

My guess now is that, although they authenticate on ldap, some othter process runs that should not be active.

I see this line mentioning getent:

root 30200 0.0 0.1 10832 2900 ? Ss 09:18 0:00 sshd: amalfet [priv]
amalfet 30209 0.0 0.0 10948 1832 ? S 09:18 0:00 sshd: amalfet@pts/2
amalfet 30219 0.0 0.0 4452 1564 pts/2 Ss 09:18 0:00 bash -c echo LTSPROCKS; /bin/sh -
amalfet 30248 0.0 0.0 4536 1776 pts/2 S+ 09:18 0:00 /bin/sh -
amalfet 30331 0.0 0.0 6920 1900 ? Ss 09:18 0:00 /usr/bin/getent group
root 30364 0.0 0.0 3244 736 pts/1 R+ 09:20 0:00

so if i kill 30331, user amalfet can log in.
I’m thinking that points to /etc/passwd which should not happen if we use LDAP

on other sites I’m not seeing the getent process when somebody loggs in :

hoofdkwartier:~ # ps auxw | grep pdebusser
root 18081 0.0 0.0 10840 2912 ? Ss 09:48 0:00 sshd: pdebusser [priv]
15714 18084 0.0 0.0 10968 1932 ? S 09:48 0:00 sshd: pdebusser@pts/18
15714 18523 0.0 0.1 28316 4732 ? S 09:48 0:00 kio_file [kdeinit] file /tmp/ksocket-pdebusser/klauncher6ue4rc.
root 18809 0.0 0.0 3248 780 pts/20 S+ 09:52 0:00 grep pdebusser

anybody who could provide me further insight in getent or other possible causes?

many thanks.


I have found that logging in on a wireless network gives delays and needs a local login to get the network running. Wired connections have no problem.

hey whych,

thanks for the reply. felt pretty lonely with 0 responses.:frowning:

it is a wired network, we have nothing wireless.
BUT problem could be solved today by installing new router.

grt, Johan

From experience, much of the linux type authentication and file sharing support is pretty thin for us guys that run a pure linux network.
The good news though, is that native linux admin tools are well supported by suse.
Problems are usually due to poor hardware. My Samsung netbook always has a problem with wireless logins untils the network manager is started, but acer netbooks don’t! Never had problems with wired logins though.