root can't change user passwords
sleepylight at jive-turkey.net
Tue Dec 2 03:48:42 EST 2003
I've run into a very strange problem. My sun box is running NIS+
and there is something very strange going on with the passwords. I must
be mistaken, but I thought at root I could change the password of any user
on the system and without the system giving me any greif. However, I can't
change the password for my personal account.
> su -
Re-enter new Password:
Do what now? Why is the system telling me that root can't change a
password? Root is the admin for both the local password files and for the
secure RPC password tables right? So what is up?
I can't even get into dealing with the linux client problems unitl I'm
sure that the server side is right....
This thing is like a wolf
This thing is a wolf
Thus, it is a thing to be bansished
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