Delay in login on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 system which is using LDAP authentication.

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There is about a 2-3 minute delay when logging in as any user (including root, normal user, and LDAP users).  This happens on the console, SSH, and even su - to the user.  The connection happens right away and prompts for a password, once entering the password the process hangs up for a few minutes and eventually starts the session.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 (LDAP client)

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