The generic authentication service process (authd) could not open a socket during the indicated operation. The authentication service process is a security service that verifies an identity that is claimed by or for a system entity.
The AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED message is logged each time the authentication service process fails to open a socket connection.
When an AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED event occurs, a message similar to the following is reported:
authd: AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED: socket() failed <operation>: <error-message>
The cause may be due to a software error in the authentication service process daemon, corruption of one of its internal tables, or a memory error in the Routing Engine.
Examine the following output to help determine the cause of this message:
show log authd_sdb.log
show log messages
Look for any related events that occurred at or just before the AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED message.
Perform these steps:
- Restart the authd daemon. This will not affect transit traffic. For more information on restarting a process, refer to Restart a Junos Software Process.