SUMMARY:Problems Changing users NIS password from root account

From: Laurance Jacobs (
Date: Wed Jan 12 1994 - 21:43:35 CST

Thanx for the many replies i received. The trick is:

  passwd -F [NIS-password-source] [username]

[NIS-password-source] should point to the nis password file. eg. /var/yp/passwd

This allows the root to change the user's passwd without knowing the old one.

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