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RE: /etc/nsswitch cause delay in start
This occurs because, on boot, the server it checking all users for all groups, and this takes about a day (depending of your config). Another work-around, the one I opted for, is using the 'nss_initgroups_ignoreusers' in /etc/ldap.conf. At a minimum, you'll need 'root' in the list.
# work-around for the nsswitch group issue
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: /etc/nsswitch cause delay in start
> Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 08:34:33 +0100
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Wednesday, 25 November 2009 05:55:07 vishesh kumar wrote:
>> Dear friends
>> I am facing a unique problem in openldap 2.3.43 on rhel 5. 2. If i specify
>> ldap in /etc/nsswitch.conf like
>> passwd files ldap
>> shadow files ldap
>> group files ldap
>> And then start my ldap server, it takes lots of time to start ldap server.
>> If i remove ldap from /etc/nsswitch.conf , it start immediately.
>> Can anyone suggest be any solution for this problem.
> Easiest workaround is:
> echo "bind_policy soft">> /etc/ldap.conf
> (Note, this is an nss_ldap issue, and delays during startup of a machine can
> be seen in the case where OpenLDAP is not running locally)
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