bin/81555: Cron exits from SIGPIPE after crontab -e when using
rasputnik at hellooperator.net
Thu Jun 30 14:30:20 GMT 2005
The following reply was made to PR bin/81555; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Dick Davies <rasputnik at hellooperator.net>
To: Thomas Sandford <freebsduser at paradisegreen.co.uk>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, dean at stack.nl, rasputnik at hellooperator.net
Subject: Re: bin/81555: Cron exits from SIGPIPE after crontab -e when using NSS-LDAP
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 15:24:35 +0100
* Thomas Sandford <freebsduser at paradisegreen.co.uk> [0608 13:08]:
> Are there other things that are going to be affected by this "login via SSH
> using an LDAP account" issue. I can't quite work out how this could affect
> a system daemon which should surely be running with terminal detached
> anyway (and certainly looks like it from a quick ps -auxww). [I haven't yet
> spent much time examining the source to see why this occurs].
It's not just via ssh. *any* user on an nss-ldap box can crash crond by running
I'm guessing cron looks up a uid in a non-nss aware way somehow and dies when it can't find
them, but I don't really know enough of the system to explain further.
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