yppasswd (on nis server) fails with
yppasswd: unknown user <user> (userid=<id>)"
(<user> is the user I call yppasswd as - so obviously I am able to
before it worked for some time.
two rh 7.2 machines, one as nis server (ypserv, yppasswdd, ypbind).
the other as client (ypbind).
shadow and MD5 enabled.
"ypcat passwd" shows all users just fine, logins are possible as
if I do a "make" in /var/yp everything is updated ok - including
but users should be able to change passwords themselves - yet yppasswd
fails with the above message
using yppasswd from the client machine seemingly works at first
(success message) but effectively the password is not changed.
there are no messages in any of the log files.
any ideas? any debugging options available?