[CentOS] Autofs cannot bind LDAP server

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil
Wed Dec 2 15:13:42 UTC 2009


Kwan Lowe wrote, On 12/02/2009 07:07 AM:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Eric B. <ebenze at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> My problem, however, is that once my ldap server is back up, autofs never
>> seems to retry to connect to it, so all my /home mounts fail.  Basically, it
>> means I have to make sure that my LDAP server is never down while another
>> server is rebooting.
>>
>> I figure there must be something in the configuration file that would allow
>> me to tweak this to indicate to autofs to recheck the ldap server
>> periodically to see if it has come back up, but can't seem to find anything.
> 
> Once the server is back up, does restarting the autofs daemon fix the
> behaviour?
> 
> Also, try setting the logging to debug.. Might give you a better idea
> of why it's not reconnecting.

Perhaps the following links from an autofs list thread will point to something for Eric:
subject: "[autofs] ldap and reloading"
http://linux.kernel.org/pipermail/autofs/2009-June/005775.html
http://linux.kernel.org/pipermail/autofs/2009-June/005779.html

BTW the 'how to' debug Autofs is at:
http://people.redhat.com/jmoyer/

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Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


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