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Old 07-22-2002, 05:06 PM   #1
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rpc.yppasswdd configuration

I think I've muffed the nis configuration for yppasswdd but after much floundering on google I haven't been able to figure out what I hope is a real easy fix.

Every time I try to change the password via yppasswd I get the less than helpful following sequence.
> yppasswd
Changing NIS account information for myusername on my nisserver.
Please enter old password:
Changing NIS password for myusername on nisserver.
Please enter new password:
Please retype new password:
Error while changing the NIS password.
The NIS password has not been changed on nisserver.

The daemon is started with:
/usr/sbin/rpc.yppasswdd -D /var/yp/ypfiles
The -D option matches /var/yp/Makefile
YPPWDDIR = /var/yp/ypfiles
After getting these two in sync I restarted the ypserv & yppasswd. & I was able to change my password once & only once then back to the above error sequence.

I'm using
# yppasswd --version
yppasswd (yp-tools) 2.7
Copyright (C) 1998 Thorsten Kukuk.
Source installed onto SuSE 7.2.

Old 07-22-2002, 06:25 PM   #2
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Why don't you see the status of the process just after restarting and changing the passwd. May be it is getting killed for some reasons?
Old 07-22-2002, 06:38 PM   #3
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i didn't think of that, however a ps -aux before & after trying a change gives me the same...
root 3878 0.0 0.3 1652 920 ? S 17:27 0:00 /usr/sbin/rpc.yppasswdd -D /var/yp/ypfiles

Last edited by rafe; 07-22-2002 at 06:39 PM.
Old 08-14-2002, 09:50 AM   #4
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OK, Now this is odd. After a few days of no reboot or init -m the daemon allows changes via the yppasswd command just dandy. Is there some sort of timer that I need to adjust or something? Very right now.


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