[CentOS] Autofs cannot bind LDAP server

Eric B. ebenze at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 2 16:01:16 UTC 2009

"Todd Denniston" 
<Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil> wrote in 
message news:4B168426.9030805 at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil...
> 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/

Thanks for the links.  Not exactly what I need, but maybe an alley to help 
me down the path.  In the meantime, if anyone else has any suggestions what 
I can do, would love to hear about it.



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