Subject: Re: su to root hangs...
To: Manuel BOUYER <>
From: Don Ray <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/28/1997 12:18:29

>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
>> 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.

Nope, not using nfs mounts.
One other thing, I can su to any user but root.

 Don Ray
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