Provided you are root on the NIS master, you can change a password for any
user through various methods (passwd command with options, vipw to manually
change entry, etc.). If you are not root on the NIS master but for SOME
reason the user is in the local passwd file and /etc/nsswitch.conf always
checks files before NIS and you are root on the local machine then you can
change it locally and ignore NIS. Not the best of ideas but it is possible.
>The root can change a local (non-NIS) password of any user.
>However, can the NIS password of a user also be changed
>yppasswd cannot do because it will prompt for the user's
>old password. Is there any way round ?
>Please drop me any hint by email
>Many thanks in advance !