Recently I posted a query about a user who was attempting to change
a NIS password, and was getting an error message back saying that the
password could not be changed, and something like
"RPC: server can't decode arguments".
Several of you pointed out exactly what the problem was in this case:
the user in question had a ':' in their password (before encoding).
As soon as I removed the password and ran "passwd" on their account
with a new colon-less password, things worked fine.
Thanks to the following persons for responding:
Kai Grossjohann <email@example.com>
greg harrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dan Stromberg - OAC-CSG <email@example.com>
"Christopher A. Stewart" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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