passwd/NIS/ and /etc/passwd
From: Neil R. Smith (neils_at_ariel.met.tamu.edu)
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:44:33 -0500 To: email@example.com
Tru64 5.1A PK 6
I thought that if you had a user passwd entry in /etc/passwd like:
and final /etc/passwd entries:
that you needed to use 'yppasswd' to change the NIS password but if
you used 'passwd', the new password would be inserted into the
password field of /etc/passwd, which the system would consult first
for user authentication.
But that isn't the case on our 5.1A system. The 'passwd' command effects
a change in the NIS database and nothing is inserted in the password
field of /etc/passwd.
What am I missing here?
-- Neil R. Smith, Comp. Sys. Mngr. firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Atmospheric Sci., Texas A&M Univ. 979/845-6272 FAX:979/862-4466