occasional failure to look up

Habermann, David (D) DAHabermann@dow.com
Tue Nov 18 14:50:00 GMT 2014

I am using the AD-enabled cygwin test versions (v33-0.5), with nsswitch.conf setting to "db" only.

Occasionally when starting a cygwin terminal after a reboot I find that it get the following message:

/usr/bin/id: cannot find the name for group ID 1125370

Note that this is not a group ID, but instead is my uid. 

Closing the terminal application and restarting it does not resolve the issue, as I get the same message again.

Since I have several services (cygserver, sshd, cron, httpd2) all starting at boot-time, I suspect that when these are first connecting there is some kind of failure, which then gets cached.  The easiest way I've found to solve the problem is to shut down these services, then shut down the terminal window (so there are no longer any cygwin processes running at all) and then restart them in my usual order (as shown above).  This is not a major problem, but it is a bit of a nuisance.  Any thoughts?  I'll happily provide any further information you ask for.


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