NIS vs Local account password change
Changing a local user account tries to change the NIS account. Why?
I have a NIS server provided by a Sun machine and about 30 RHES 5 clients. On the NIS server I have a sybase user. On 2 or three of the machines for reasons of security I have a local sybase user. I have the /etc/nsswitch.conf file set as follows:
passwd files nis
shadow files nis
group files nis
When I try to change the local sybase password by "passwd sybase" I get the following error
"RPC: Server can't decode arguments
NIS password could not be changed"
Why is it even trying to change the NIS password and how do I stop it from trying. The account is local.
Thank you for your help.