First, let me say zeroshell is pretty great. I’ve been using it for years, and I donate. I’m not posting this out of a sense of entitlement, it’s more of a plea.
I’m sitting here looking at “Starting LDAP daemon…”, depressed that I’m going to have to go through the entire configuration of zeroshell again. Sigh.
This happened because I made a change to the DNS server (just added an NS record, nothing fancy), which caused slapd to start racing at 98% CPU load. I tried manually restarting it was probably my mistake this time (usually I just force a reboot and it seems to just forgot my change and resume working). After rebooting, it hangs on starting LDAP. The broken DNS server/LDAP relationship is well documented and seems to be getting worse.
Now I know these may not all be strictly related, but they paint a clear picture. The hang I am experiencing now seems to come up when changing DNS, or when adding/removing users, changing traffic account rules. I keep up to date, and I’ve set up from scratch countless times over the years (lately because the backup/restore/copy profile stuff seems to be broken, but I don’t care about that if only it would actually boot).
Isn’t it about time this was fixed, or at the very least the problem acknowledged and some solution planned?