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Weird IDM non-root issue

Hi. I have a weird issue with an IDM v4.6 non-root install that runs on an eDir v9.1.1 non-root tarball install.

So we are converting our root installs to non-root, and we are going to do a root install with non-root user, but we already had 1 Rhel6.x box set up with a non-root tarball so we proceeded to do a non-root IDM install on this one.

The non-root IDM install was simply running the "idm-nonroot-isntall" script and just providing the base eDirectory directory. That worked fine.

Now before I go on, let me say that of course with just eDirectory running a "ps -ef | grep ndsd" shows 1 process.

Now after we installed IDM and added to a driver set, we noticed when shutting down eDirectory it would not start back up. Going through logs it was found that the port was already in use. Working from that we discovered 3 ndsd processes still running.

It turns out that once this instance was added to the IDM driver set, 3 more ndsd instances run, for a total of 4 instances. So if you run an "mismanage stopall" only 1 ndsd instance stops. The other 3 are running, so therefore starting eDirectory again will give port in use, etc. You basically have kill -9 the 3 other processes be able to start again.

And when you do start again, sure enough you have a total or 4 ndsd processes.

If I remove the server from the DriverSet, starting eDirectory results in only 1 process. And of course stopping, etc. works.

So I am confused. Are these other 3 processes for IDM simply not getting stopped? or should their only be 1 process?

Thank you for any guidance. Thanks,,,
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Re: Weird IDM non-root issue

Sorry for not replying sooner; forum issues.

First, is there a reason you are using a non-root install vs. the regular root install with a non-root instance? Generally speaking I think this is the better way to go fro ma security perspective. It probably does not mater a ton, but having different files installed because of the different methods could cause all kinds of odd issues.

Second, Do you use auditing, and whether or not you intend to do so do you have an /etc/logevent.conf file with anything uncommented other than the following line?

LogHost=Not Configured


Having multiple processes all linked to one instance has come up a few times in the past, though I thought most of those issues were passed. Perhaps older code still has issues, and I have no idea which version of the Audit code (assuming that matters) is installed with the 4.6 non-root IDM installer.

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Re: Weird IDM non-root issue

I remember seeing a similar issue sometime back. The issue turned out to be unavailability of lcache binay in its expected location.

Please check if nproduct.log shows this line.

Launching the lcache process from (/opt/novell/naudit/lcache)

And check if that file is available there. It may not be there in this path since it’s a non root setup. The issue is resolved by creating a sym link to the lcache binary in this location.

Regards,
Mahesh

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