Password Change Problems

Benjamin Clardy bkc2 at
Tue Feb 12 10:56:10 AEST 1991

I am running a small network with an IPC serving two SLCs (all running 4.1).
All of the machines are /etc/hosts to each other and I have the IPC running
NIS as the master server.  The NIS is probably not setup correctly although
ypinit -m does not give me any errors.  In any case NIS is probably not
necessary on this network and I will probably ditch it.

The problem that I have is that none of the machines recognize password changes.
Currently I have one id that doesn't have a password.  I have used passwd and
yppasswd(which one should I be using?--My knowledge of NIS is very poor) to
change the password.  This works all fine and dandy asking me for  a new 
passwd.  If I check with vipw to the /etc/passwd file or looking at
/var/yp/yppasswd a password exists for this id.  If I try logging in however,
the machine does not ask for a password.  

What am I missing?

bkc2 at                                       benjamin clardy

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