Archive for November, 2008

OpenSSH 4.6 (and higher) problem with LDAP

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

At work we upgraded some of our server a while ago and ran into a problem when upgrading from OpenSSH 4.5 to 4.6. It just stopped working. We use LDAP authentication and It would log an error “‘user’ is not in ‘sshgroup'”.

“id user” would confirm that they were indeed in sshgroup, and interestingly enough, adding them to a local group “sshgroup” would not help either.

The Server service hung on starting.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

For a couple of years now, one of my Windows XP workstations has taken about 10 minutes to start responding on the network. The 10 minutes would be spent trying to start the Server service. Then an error 7022 with a message “The Server service hung on starting.” would be entered in the System Event Log, the Server service would be restarted, and everything would be fine. (more…)