FR suddenly doesn't respond any more and eats all cpu

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Aug 19 16:06:12 CEST 2005

Benedikt Panzer <benedikt.panzer at> wrote:
> Fri Aug 19 09:22:02 2005 : Error: rlm_ldap: All ldap connections are in use
> Fri Aug 19 09:22:03 2005 : Error: rlm_ldap: ldap_search() failed: Timed 
> out while waiting for server to respond. Please increase the timeout.

  It looks like your LDAP server is down, and that FreeRADIUS needs it
to authenticate users.

> Fri Aug 19 09:24:32 2005 : Info: The maximum number of threads (32) are 
> active,cannot spawn new thread to handle request

  Yup.  The server can't process any more requests.

> They probably mean that I have a problem with my LDAP-Server, right? Has 
> someone experience, what parameter could be critical for the eDirectory?

  It looks like eDirectory is down, or too slow to be useful.

  Alan DeKok.

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