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

David Trask dtrask at vcsvikings.org
Wed May 3 14:52:51 UTC 2006

Randy....check to see if nscd is running....if it is...consider disabling
it and then restarting ldap, smb, etc.  You don't need nscd for an
installation of your size and I can honestly say that nscd had some
serious bugs in the releases that came out last summer....kept crashing
for no reason.  

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:25 AM +0000 wrote:
>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
>> into a windows machine. This has been affecting students sporadically.
>> 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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David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Director
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcsvikings.org

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