Subject: yppasswd/rpc.yppasswdd
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andreas Wrede <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/1997 14:21:41
yppasswd (yp_passwd.c) uses "passwd.byname"  to retrieve the user's account, 
which does not contain the passwd and it therefore always fails when 
verifying the users old password. Should yp_passwd.c be changed to use 
"master.passwd.byname" throughout in place of "passwd.byname"? In that case, 
what happens if the yp servers is a SunOS machine, where passwd.byname will 
have the passwords? Or, am I just confused?? 

While tracking down problems with yppasswd I noticed that the man page for 
rpc.yppasswdd differs substantially from what's actually implemented by the 
program. It almost looks like the program is a lot older than the man page, 
since it does not do the logging to /var/yp/yppasswdd.log. The -m option is 
used to supply additional args to yp make, not the name of the ypserv.acl 

Andreas Wrede              Planix, Inc.         Networking, System Administration, Consulting      Toronto, Ontario, Canada