Subject: Re: passwd not working right on 1.5_ALPHA
To: Brian Stark <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/04/2000 14:17:37
On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, Brian Stark wrote:

[requires passwd -l]

# Any ideas what is causing this? My /etc/nsswitch.conf file is the same 
# on the 1.5_ALPHA and 1.4Z systems... Some information that might be useful
# is that the 1.5_ALPHA system is an isolated one (i.e., not on a network).

Some information that might be helpful is what your nsswitch.conf looks

If you have passwd: compat or passwd: nis files in your nsswitch.conf,
well, obviously, it's going to fail because it's trying to talk to a
network, somehow.

Though, I'm a bit baffled by that, since if you're not attached to
a network, you won't have ypbind running or a domainname set, and any
attempt to connect to yp will be refused immediately.

Of course if you're not on a network, you're also not going to be
running portmap (rpcbind), since you'll have nothing which will need
to run RPC (unless there's some stuff in X that uses it?).

# Brian
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