Subject: Re: su to root hangs...
To: Don Ray <>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/28/1997 16:09:47
On Aug 28, Don Ray wrote
> Whenever I log into one of my NetBSD boxes as myself and try to su into
> root, after the password authentication, it just hangs (I have to ctrl-c to
> get my shell back).
> [...]

Can be a network problem (related to yellow pages, or NFS). Do you
su from an NFS-mounted directory, or is your /var/mail nfs mounted ?
I experiences such hangs (which are in facts long timeouts) when my mail
server is down.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.