Subject: Re: passwd(1) vs YP
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Paul Kranenburg <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/1997 00:07:12
> which means that if passwd decides YP is in use, it won't even consider
> the possibility that the user is local (and reading yp_passwd, I find
> the "unknown user" message in it when it finds the user isn't in the YP
> map - which is the case here).
> Once I found this, of course, "passwd -l" worked Just Fine.  But this
> is a fairly serious deviation from YP as it is practiced in the
> commercial vendor OS industry and definitely a violation of the
> Principle of Least Surprise.

Yeah, I've been surprised by this too..  and I would like to see this fixed.