namcd becomes unresponsive for userid / group resolution

  • 3684355
  • 26-Mar-2008
  • 16-Mar-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 (OES1) Support Pack 2 Linux


Applications which use LUM to perform authentication and name resolution either fail to respond or are very slow to respond.

LUM users are unable to login via LUM enabled services.

Use of cache-only=yes parameter in /etc/nam.conf lessens the severity of the symptoms


Apply the following patches:

novell-lum- (Patch 11949) or newer. Patch 11949 at

NLDAPbase- and NLDAPsdk- (Patch 11668) or newer. Patch 11668 is available at

Note: novell-lum- is newer than novell-lum- which was not released as an official patch.

Note: The NLDAPbase and NLDAPsdk available in patch 11668 are newer than the packages that ship with eDirectory 8.7.3 SP9. These fixes are also available in eDirectory 8.8.2 and eDirectory 8.7.3 SP10.