[K12OSN] User accounts failing login from ldap/samba server to k12ltsp

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Wed May 3 14:25:11 UTC 2006

Randall Swift wrote:
> I have been having some login problems to my k12ltsp network. Let me
> explain my setup.
> Samba/LDAP server doing all authenticating (windows computers as well as
> k12ltsp).
> The problem is that some students cannot log into k12ltsp but they can log
> into a windows machine. This has been affecting students sporadically. One
> day a student can log in fine and then the next day it will not log them
> on to k12ltsp but will on a windows machine. This has been happening all
> year but is getting worse now. Some things I have tried:
> Reset their password (made no difference)
> Chown their home directory (occasionally this would work)
>  Any Ideas? Why might this be happening?
> Thanks for the help
> Randy Swift
> Network Administrator
> Leavitt Area High School
> Turner, Maine 04282
> (207)225-3533
> swift at msad52.k12.me.us
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Do you have ncsd running ?? Got to the point one day when I couldn't even login as root, so had to 
use webmin to restart nscd , I like webmin *grin*

Had loads of problems with this so turned it off


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