[tor-project] LDAP sudo passwords change now in effect

Antoine Beaupré anarcat at torproject.org
Wed Oct 16 16:27:44 UTC 2019

I forgot to mention, in the announcement, that sudo password changes are
not instantaneous: they can take between 5 to 8 minutes to propagate to
any given host.

More specifically, the password files are generated on the master LDAP
server every five minutes, starting at the third minute of the hour,
with a cron schedule like this:


Then those files are synchronized on a more standard 5 minutes schedule
to all hosts.

There are also delays involved in the mail loop, of course.

Sorry if this wasn't made clearer up front. Don't hesitate to reach out
on IRC or by email if there are any further problems.

Antoine Beaupré
torproject.org system administration

More information about the tor-project mailing list