yppasswd for password sync

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Wed Nov 1 13:03:23 GMT 2000

Jason Todd wrote:
> 			 The problem I've run accross is
>that 'yppasswd' (when run as root) asks for the root password
> before going any further.  

	I assume it's linux/bsd, as solaris doesn't do that
	(the man page says "The use of yppasswd is discouraged,
	 as it is now only a link to  the  passwd(1)  command,
	 which  should be used instead.")

	It should never prompt for root's passwords if it's
	called by a process running as root: sounds suspiciously
	like a bug!

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