Bug 17452

Summary: passwd using pam using libpwdb cannot change NIS passwords
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: redhat-bugzilla
Component: pwdbAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
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Description redhat-bugzilla 2000-09-12 20:34:34 UTC
The default installation of /usr/bin/passwd uses PAM, which is
configured to use pwdb which is, by default, configured to talk
to files and to nis. /usr/bin/passwd can change file passwords,
but cannot change NIS passwords.

My guess is that pwdb doesn't know how to contact yppasswdd.
Nevertheless, it seems like it should know how to do this, since
it encapsulates other NIS functionality.

On my system, yppasswd works, but -- of course -- it manages
to store plain-old crypt()'d passwords on the NIS server. And 
/usr/bin/passwd talks to the NIS server, but just prints 
`permission denied':
	mark@oud ~$ passwd
	Changing password for mark
	(current) UNIX password:
	New UNIX password:
	Retype new UNIX password:
	passwd: Permission denied

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-10-17 23:38:40 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-10-18 16:17:08 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 19:12:00 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
Some information on which option may be right for you is available at
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/.

Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do
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Please check if this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core
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Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 16:36:17 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
Some information on which option may be right for you is available at
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/.

Closing as CANTFIX.