aixterm login hangs when home dir is missing (NFS) - also, hard vs soft mounts
Two different but related issues. We have NIS users with home directories on an NFS share. I've got automounting set up in AIX, which works *most* of the time, but every so often if the machine loses network connectivity then the automounts get stuck and don't come back on their own. At this point, anyone trying to login using an aixterm window essentially gets locked out, as their home directories are no longer available.
I'd like to still allow them to login, but have it just give a message and just dump them to a default home directory. With a normal telnet/ssh login it does this - it says hey, I can't mount your home dir, so I'm putting you in /home/guest instead. With the aixterm, though, it just hangs. Any idea how I can get this behaviour in aixterm?
Possibly related - I tried to get the automount to be soft, and to be interruptable. The syntax looks fine, and when I get the output of "mount" those options show, but the behaviour doesn't change. If I try to go to a directory that it can't find, it just hangs, and nothing will interrupt it.
If anyone has anything I could try, I'd be very grateful. :-)