Subject: Re: kerberos in 1.5_ALPHA
To: Mike Pelley <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/09/2000 12:37:44
In some email I received from Mike Pelley, sie wrote:
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> > How does one change a password in 1.5_ALPHA ?
> >
> > # passwd darrenr
> >
> > just gives me a Kerberos error...
> It seems that
> # passwd -l darrenr             (lowercase L)
> is now required to change passwords "locally".  I don't use kerberos or
> similar in my environment, though, and I'd like to make "local" the default
> if possible (as it was in 1.4.2).
> Also, can someone help me get rid of the error "Unknown error: 2529639068
> while getting initial credentials" when I telnet in?

I think a better question is "why is kerberos being built in by default ?"

It would appear that for the majority of people, not having kerberos built
into the distribution is what we want (gets rid of passwd problems, ticket
errors, etc).