I have an OES2 linux box that's in a 2 node cluster with an identical machine. I have noticed that my backups weren't running on it successfully the past few days (the backup agent couldn't log in) and I tracked the problem down to a dead namcd service. I restarted it made sure the server was patched ( pre-SP2 at least), but namcd keeps dying. There are 2 lines in /var/log/messages that seem to repeat a bunch, and are the last 2 messages from namcd:

Jun 18 17:28:53 k8node1 /usr/sbin/namcd[23508]: insertGidListIntoUserHash: pw_na
me is NULL
Jun 18 17:28:53 k8node1 /usr/sbin/namcd[23508]: addOutOfBaseContextUsersToList:
insertGidListintHash not success

I've got a core.23508 in / but I don't really know what to do with the core file (besides send it to NTS). Since novell's frontline support has gone farther down the shitter lately, with the online tickets and support in india, I'd really rather not have to open a ticket with them. Anyone have any suggestions?