Subject: Re: su to root hangs...
To: Don Ray <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/29/1997 09:50:02
On Thu, 28 Aug 1997 12:18:29 -0400  "Don Ray" wrote:

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

Another thought (I don't think I've seen this).  Can you log in as root
on the console?  Does root's .cshrc or .login contain anything funny?