I setup NIS (Yellow pages) and it works great. I setup the home directory to be shared, so matter where a user logs in he will always have the same home folder. Now I notice that when I add a new user from the server that is running NIS, I have to run
to rebuild the user and passwd DBs.
However, what if a user is logged in and runs 'passwd' and changes his own password. It doesn't seem to save the changes. I tried running
but the old password remained. What's the best way to deal with this? Can users change their passwords in a NIS environment if so, how?