Easy way to change Debian shell account password via MacOS?
I have a Debian 3.1 box set up using an ssh compiled version of Netatalk to serve MacOS 9.x and OSx clients. The server is working very well - all of my test accounts can log in and the pasword is encrypted.
I'm wondering if there is an easy way to change a user's shell account password without having to install a telnet program on their machine, have them telnet in, log in, and issue the change password command.
MacOS (at least the 9.x clients) display a change password button, but I get an error message that the password cannot be changed.
Would there be a way to do this via a web browser, perhaps?
What I want to do is to assign all of the users (about 40 of them), and give them all the same password, and then have them log in and change it to whatever they want.
Any help or insights would be MOST appreciated.