There is a user on the system that I am an assistant sysadmin on that
can't change his password. There is a group of 13 SunOS 4.1.3 and
Digital Unix 3.2/4.0 machines there, with one (duncan/DU 3.2) as the
NIS server. The user logs into another DU 3.2 box (norman) and tries
to change his password with yppasswd. He gets a "RPC: Server can't
decode arguments" error. I've been through several relevant man pages
and can't find any information on this error message. Also, I've looked
through the RPC and yppasswd portions of the O'Reilly book, and can't
find anything on it either.
By the way, both my boss and I can change our passwords from norman
just fine. We tried copying my boss's password entry to the user's line
in the passwd file, and logged in as him. We were able to run yppasswd
just fine, and changed the user's line back so he could log in again.
This user had some security problems a while ago and would really like
to change his password. By the way, my boss (the real sysadmin) has no
idea what's going on either. Any ideas?
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