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The problem i am having is with changing an NIS password on a few servers. the server sal is the master server. if you are on sal and use the "passwd" command.. it will change your password on the rest of the NIS servers as well.. if you are on sal and use the "yppasswd" command.. u get the following
Error while changing the NIS password.
The NIS password has not been changed on sal
in addition.. what is trying to be achieved is to be able to change the NIS password from a client server.. hal... but.. "passwd" simply looks to local instead of NIS.. and "yppasswd" give the same error as above.
If you are going to use yppasswd on the master server then it needs to be a client to itself, so you need to be running ypbind on the master too, so it knows its the NIS server, then yppasswd will work.
You want to be able to change you password from a client using yppasswd so end users are able to change their passwords. Your slave servers probably want to be clients to the master too.
i was having a little fiddle with nis the other day.. don't you need a yppasswd server actually running on the server as well as ypserv? not sure if it was called yppasswd as well or not.... there was ypbind, ypserv, rpc.yprefxdi..ish and another one which was the password daemon no?