Unable to login as root when no network is available

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Support Pack 1



Default login method is LDAP
In /etc/pam.d/login you have an entry: session required pam_resmgr.so

Unable to login as root when network is not available
Login of root receives a timeout after 60 seconds


This is a problem with resmgr searching for groupmembership for in the LDAP repository. The default timeout is 60 seconds (defined in /etc/ldap.conf).

This issue has been resolved for SLES10 SP1.


Additional Information

To prevent other problems with login of root (e.g. login takes a long time), it is recommended to change the /etc/ldap.conf to exclude group-membership searches via LDAP for root. This can be achieved by entering the following linein /etc/ldap.conf:
nss_initgroups_ignoreusers root


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  • Document ID:3597546
  • Creation Date: 18-Feb-2008
  • Modified Date:05-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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