Urgent: /bin/passwd: Permission denied

From: Lars Hecking (lhecking_at_nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: 12/02/03

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    # whoami
    root
    # passwd user
    New Password:
    Re-enter new Password:
    Permission denied
    #

     What could be the problem? I tried to truss the process, but couldn't
     spot anything useful?

     This is on our NIS server, running Solaris 9 8/03.
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