|Summary:||(not nc, nscd!) nscd not PAM passwd format compliant|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||Jay Freeman <saurik>|
|Component:||nc||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-04-06 00:03:00 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Jay Freeman 1999-04-04 08:12:57 UTC
I found out a while ago that PAM/shadow allows for blank lines and comments inside of the /etc/passwd file, and have been using that to organize my users. Earlier today, I ran a program (eggdrop 1.3.23) using su -c, and the console froze, and nscd logged these errors to the syslog (some multiple times): Apr 3 14:18:15 ironclad nscd: 326: short write in cache_addhst: Broken pipe Apr 3 14:18:15 ironclad nscd: 326: cannot write result: Broken pipe Apr 3 14:18:15 ironclad nscd: 326: short write in cache_addpw: Broken pipe :and then refused to serve anymore passwd lookups, keeping me from logging into the computer (and making any ls -l or ps process hang and need to be stopped with ctrl-c). I was forced to reboot each time (although one time I had another console open that I was able to use to kill all the nscd processes which fixed it). I propose that nscd not be defaulted to starting at startup during the installation program so that users have to make a concious effort to deem it neccessary to use the daemon. BTW, nscd should be added to the component menu for bugzilla.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-06 00:03:59 UTC
empty lines in the passwd file are ILLEGAL. This is not supposed to be a supported feature. I do agree that starting nscd by default is unnecessary, so I changed that in the current glibc rpms.