OSX 10.4 client freezes or locks when logging into a Open Directory domain...

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
We have an intermittent problem with our Apple 10.4 clients logging into a 10.4 OD domain (with a 10.4 ODM server).
When the correct username and password is entered the client machine locks or freezes completely whilst still at the log-in screen. The only option is a forced shutdown using the power button. The username and password box become greyed out and the Restart button on the screen doesn't work.
This happens intermittently on machines throughout the company.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..


Nov 18 2008 14:38:42    KERBEROS-LOGIN-CHECK: user {0x47b.............005600000056, oleh} is in good standing.

Nov 18 2008 14:38:42    KERBEROS-LOGIN-CHECK: user {0x47b................5600000056, oleh} authentication succeeded.

Nov 18 2008 14:38:45    QUIT: {0x47b468..................5600000056, oleh} disconnected.

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Question by:matedwards
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    What with the underwhelming response I managed to find the answer elsewhere...
    It would appear that OSX 10.4 has issues with multiple automount share points...
    2 answers are:
    1: Allow guest access to the shares.. but this creates multiple connections and obvious security issues.

    2:  Create one automount sharepoint and place other share points within it.. for example, automount one share called 'Network Home Folders' and within it place shares for 'Teachers Home Folders' and 'Students Home Folders'...  
    * Remember to map an individual user to their new home directory mount in workgroup manager, delete the file from each users and restart the clients..
    It is discussed in more detail here:

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