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> Changing Password, password change error
brock
post Oct 10 2005, 10:21 AM
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Im trying to change a users password using 'passwd' but I get the following error -'You can only change local passwords.
passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered'

How can I get around this? I'm logged in as root btw.
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post Oct 10 2005, 03:48 PM
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How is the user authenticated? if it's via NIS, then you will need to change it on the server, and then update the NIS maps. (Normally using the makefile in /var/yp/)

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