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Re: [suse-security] password change on NIS as root?
This unpleasant problem happens on 8.2 as well. I'm not certain, but I
believe it started happening a few weeks after we upgraded to 8.2, so
maybe it was caused by a security upgrade. Or maybe some SuSEconfig
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Bjorn Tore Sund wrote:
> Having just upgraded my NIS (no plus) Master from SuSE 8.0 to 9.0 I all
> of a sudden have a problem. Normal users can change their NIS passwd
> running 'passwd', the root user cannot - I'm prompted for the user's
> password not the root password. Even when running the command on the
> NIS master. Yppasswd used to help, but these days only informs me that
> it's deprecated and seems to simply run passwd.
> Local password file and NIS password file are different on the server,
> by design. Root is not a NIS user, again, because I like it that way.
> I _can_ change the password by running htpasswd and using vi(1) on the
> NIS shadow file (I just did, the problem became apparent because of a
> user who had forgotten his password), but I was looking for something
> slightly less ugly. There must surely still be tools?
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