I am experiencing an issue with my systems in that autofs, or even nscd or
crond hangs after our RH 3, 4, and 5 machines are being used for a while.
This issue is causing concern that our LDAP install is not stable obviously,
and has sent me on a goose chase to find some answers.
Errors I get in the syslog are that automount: nss_ldap: can not contact
However, I am not using LDAP to store automount maps. Our home maps are
local files that are read, and the entry in nsswitch.conf has automount:
My theory is that since we are mounting home dirs with automount, it is
trying to verify ownership and permision by contacting the server. However,
after a time of users logging in and out on the servers, I have to log in as
root and restart autofs to allow users to continue to use the system.
I am not sure if this is an issue with tuning 389 or if it is my client
configuration. I have read about instances where soft binds can cause
issues, and instead, people are setting their systems to hard bind and using
the nss_reconnect_ values to prevent the connection from hanging
Any help would be greatly appreciated!