1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 13, 2010 10:28 AM by abrante

    solaris 9 not boot if ldap server not answer

      if server solaris 9 configure to using ldap users then after reboot server not starting

      SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_122300-37 64-bit
      Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
      Use is subject to license terms.
      WARNING: forceload of misc/md_trans failed
      WARNING: forceload of misc/md_raid failed
      WARNING: forceload of misc/md_hotspares failed
      WARNING: forceload of misc/md_sp failed
      configuring IPv4 interfaces: eri0.
      Hostname: orbita
      The system is coming up. Please wait.
      /dev/md/rdsk/d3 is clean
      LDAP domain name is unix.domaincib.ru

      next no booting
      How to fix?

      Sorry my english.

      Edited by: niarbrnd-russia on Aug 13, 2010 1:45 AM
        • 1. Re: solaris 9 not boot if ldap server not answer
          This is a behaviour which follows the same pattern as the predecessors NIS and NIS+.

          I think that its an heritage from the time when Solaris was a client OS; on a client this sort of behaviour makes sort of sence, since noone will be able to use a client or workstation if NIS/NIS+/LDAP is down. On a server however its quite disastrous.

          Whilst at Sun i filled a bug on this behaviour; 5094148. I think it was fixed in Solaris 10 as a part of the SMF implementation.

          I dont think there is any good way of solving this problem in Solaris 9, but i think you can solve this problem by going to the /etc/init.d directory, grep for ldap_cachemgr and then edit the scripts that starts it and adding an ampersand (&) after 'ldap_cachemgr'. I don't have any Solaris 9 box to check the exact file though.