Bug 55615 - changing local passwd fails if ypbind is running
changing local passwd fails if ypbind is running
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 55383
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-11-02 16:53 EST by Akkana
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-02 16:53:44 EST
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Description Akkana 2001-11-02 16:53:40 EST
Description of Problem:
On 7.1 running ypbind, no shadow passwds, with several users (including
root) defined in /etc/passwd which override NIS entries of the same name, I
can't change the local passwords.

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Steps to Reproduce:
Turn on NIS (/etc/init.d/ypbind start)
passwd root, type in new passwd, note error:
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

linuxconf, click users, click change root passwd, type in a new passwd:
note no error but password isn't actually changed.  (Should the lack of
error message be a separate bug?)

Now turn off NIS (/etc/init.d/ypbind stop) and repeat steps.
Password does change.

Additional Information:
Note that only the local accounts are usable on the machine -- if you log
in as root, you need the local password.  So changing the password should
apply to the local account as well; it's not useful to try to change the
password for a remote account which you can't access from the local machine.
Comment 1 Joshua Buysse 2001-11-14 14:18:55 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55383 ***

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