[SunHELP] passwd command
trivass at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 5 09:14:13 CDT 2004
More info on this problem.
when entering passwd -f <username>
bash-2.03# passwd -f ntrivass
if i enter my existing user password - i.e. not root's password - then
the system responds:
passwd: password information changed for ntrivass
Now this isn't the way passwd should work....as the SA would need to
know the user password of each user....
any ideas, greatly appreciated....
>From: "Nigel Trivass" <trivass at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: The SunHELP List <sunhelp at sunhelp.org>
>To: sunhelp at sunhelp.org
>Subject: [SunHELP] passwd command
>Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 10:34:41 +0100
> Could anyone enlighten me on the following problem.
> When running the passwd command against a username - logged on as
> - i am being prompted to enter a password e.g.
> [root at sys01 /etc]# passwd -f ntrivass
> The nsswitch.conf is set correctly:
> # /etc/nsswitch.dns:
> # An example file that could be copied over to
> # DNS for hosts lookups, otherwise it does not use any other
> # "hosts:" and "services:" in this file are used only if the
> # /etc/netconfig file has a "-" for nametoaddr_libs of "inet"
> passwd: files
> group: files
> Permissions are set correctly:
> # which passwd
> # ls -l /usr/bin/passwd
> -r-sr-xr-x 1 root sys 23500 Mar 19 2003
> I have not seen this behaviour before, can anyone advise?
> MSN Premium gives you PC protection, junk-mail filters, advanced
> communication tools and great software like MSN Encarta. Premium.
> Click here for a FREE trial!
>SunHELP maillist - SunHELP at sunhelp.org
Want to block unwanted pop-ups? Download the free MSN Toolbar now!
More information about the SunHELP