>I need to change the root password on a set of Solaris 8 boxes. I know the
>sequence "passwd; chkey -p; keylogin -r" can do this on a client. Does this
>work on the NIS+ server too? Are there any side effects if I change the
>root password on a NIS+ server or a replica?
Actually, the "keylogin -r" should not be needed. The effect of
"chkey -p" is supposed to be that the secret key is kept as before,
but re-encrypted to the new passwd. Since "/etc/.rootkey" contains
the unencrypted private key, the contents of that file should be the
same before and after.
Yes, you can also change the password on a NIS+ server in the same
manner. The only difference is that if you*up, the
consequences are more serious.