SLES 11 boot hangs starting D-Bus daemon

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11

Situation

During the server boot process LDAP, dbus, and the network have the following dependencies:

LDAP depends on the network
The network depends on dbus
dbus depends on LDAP

Having LDAP authentication enabled and the LDAP bind_policy set to "hard" does not allow a connection retry in a timely manner.

bind_policy information:
bind_policy <hard_open|hard_init|soft>
Specifies the policy to use for reconnecting to an unavailable LDAP server. The default is hard_open, which reconnects if opening the connection to the directory server failed. By contrast, hard_init reconnects if initializing the connection failed. Initializing may not actually contact the directory server, and it is possible that a malformed configuration file will trigger reconnection. If soft is specified, then nss_ldap will return immediately on server failure. All "hard" reconnect policies block with exponential backoff before retrying.

Resolution

Edit the /etc/ldap.conf:

Change

bind_policy hard

-to-

bind_policy soft

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7007555
  • Creation Date: 12-Jan-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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