With LDAP based authentication, why does logging in as a local-user "hang" if the LDAP server is unreachable?

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Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3


When logging in as a local user, i.e. "root". The login hangs or stalls if there are any problems communicating with the remote LDAP server. When this is the case, non-local users will likely also experience login failures.


This problem is due to aut...

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