ahh .... turns out that the yppasswdd server was pointing to the wrong
(default) location after a recent Solaris upgrade. For those running thier
NIS maps out of a location like "/var/yp/", you need to use yppasswdd with
the "-D directory" switch to point to the proper place.
Thanks to Dave Evans (which got me going down this path) and Mike Johns.
Cheers .... Rick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hoehnke, Rick
> Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 11:48 AM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: Solaris 7 yppasswd Permission denied problem
> g'day folks ....
> I'm running into problems with my YP server on a Solaris 7 box. When I try
> to add or modify a user password via passwd, ypasswd or admintool I get
> the following error.
> passwd (NIS): Could'nt change passwd/attributes for "account"
> permission denied
> I've been throught the SunSolve library and this bug is'nt related to a
> missing shadow file entry since it does exist. It just does'nt seem to put
> / allow modification of the encripted password info into shadow.
> Anyone run into something similar ???
> TIA ... will summarize .....
> Rick Hoehnke
> xwave solutions
> Phone: 403-237-1610
> Fax: 403-237-1674
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