Subject: Re: YP & chpass/chfn/chsh question
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Stephen M. Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/27/2003 16:03:22
> No you don't have to run yppasswdd on the clients. The problem is something
> else ...
> What aurguments are passwd to yppasswdd on the server ?
BTW, I'm using 1.6
yppasswdd is started on the server without arguments. I assume you
were looking for -noshell or -nogecos and such .. right?
Here is what I see on the clients:
# passwd -y test99
Changing YP password for test99.
Retype new password:
The YP password has been changed ...
# chfn -y test99
chfn: unknown user: test99
In the system source for the 'chpass' suite, there is a variable USE_YP
which is checked for not being set to no, if it does this, it will also
build 'pw_yp.c' which I assume has all the hooks for interfacing with
the yppasswdd. It looks like it builds that and links it .. :
usage: chpass [-a list] [-s shell] [-l] [-y] [user]
Yet it still appears to be looking in the local passwd file (which is