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Hi. I have a small NIS network runing on suse 10.0, whith kde 4.3.2 level "b", whith remot login to users. I believe that my problem its on the yppasswd, ...
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    Problem whith yppasswdd on NIS/YP


    Hi.

    I have a small NIS network runing on suse 10.0, whith kde 4.3.2 level "b", whith remot login to users.

    I believe that my problem its on the yppasswd, because when the users try modify their password, hapens the following:

    boscariol@frajola:/> passwd
    Changing password for boscariol.
    Old Password:
    New Password:
    Reenter New Password:
    yppasswdd not running on NIS master acme.uel.br
    Error: Password NOT changed.
    passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
    boscariol@frajola:/>

    I already checked the job on the server and:

    acme:/var/yp # rcyppasswdd status
    Checking for rpc.yppasswdd:
    running

    Whathever, the users cant change they password if they are not logged at the server.

    If someone can help me, will be great.

    Tks for ur help.

    L.A.Boscariol.

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    anyone know anything about it?

    i'm almost going crazy, cause i didn't solve it yet.

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    It's been a while since I ran NIS, but...

    Dont you have to run 'yppasswd' to change the password on the server?

    If that doesn't work, you can always give everyone ssh access to log directly onto the server to change their password, while you examine the logs at both ends to find out what the real problem was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff
    It's been a while since I ran NIS, but...

    Dont you have to run 'yppasswd' to change the password on the server?

    If that doesn't work, you can always give everyone ssh access to log directly onto the server to change their password, while you examine the logs at both ends to find out what the real problem was.
    No, runing 'yppasswd' its the same as 'passwd', but the problem its still the same.

    And, you know what specifically i have to seek on the log files?

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    I'm not sure exactly what you'll be looking for, but there should be an entry in the secure or message logs that show that the request was made for a password change, or that a request was received to change a password. There may even be a seperate NIS log with this information in it. What you're looking for is a log entry around there that signals the failure. If you can find that kind of thing, it'll likely tell you why (or at the very least give you some hints as to why) the password change was not accepted.
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