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Old 05-04-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Angry Passwd command aborting on Solaris 10


Hey gurus,

I am more of a newbie than a unix system admin.. i am executing the passwd command on a solaris 10 OS and every time its aborting (as shown below). Please anyone with ideas on how to troubleshoot this.. i would appreciate

root@osssvr-1 # passwd ftp
New Password:
Re-enter new Password:
Abort
 
Old 05-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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There are so many things it could be.

First thing is what have you changed from the default install?

Can you change other users passwords besides ftp?

First thing I would try is:

# su - root

then

#passwd ftp

Does that work?
 
Old 05-05-2010, 01:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. But I have not changed anything.. In fact i am already logged in as root as you can see and it does not work as still. I am not able to change the password for any user account in the system, not only ftp.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 12:40 PM   #4
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I know you are logged in as root - I want to you su - root being root already and give it a try.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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Just FYI, there's a solaris forum here. May have better luck there.
 
  


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