Once a system is configured where disconnected authentication should be functioning as expected please run the following command as root on a version of Authentication Services 4.1.0-21140 or higher.
# touch /var/opt/quest/vas/vasd/.force_disconnected_mode
This will be honored within 30 seconds and syslog will begin reporting it. I.E.
Oct 01 10:17:11 hostname vasd: check_network_state: File </var/opt/quest/vas/vasd/.force_disconnected_mode> exists, forcing disconnected mode
Removing the file that was created will allow Authentication Services to return to normal within 30 seconds.
Vastool status will report if this file exists as well.
INFO: 722 . file found: </var/opt/quest/vas/vasd/.force_disconnected_mode>