We are running OSR 5.0.2, 64 user license, on an Altos 17000. Yesterday
a user reported that he could not change his password. "Yeah, right!" I
thought. Then I tried it. A script is shown below. "root" _can_ change
passwords, but a user can't.
I fired up the Account Administrator from root, thinking there would be
something there, but the Account Administrator cannot find _any_ users
(we have about 500 logins). The logins were placed (months ago) in the
/etc/passwd file by a Perl script. We are running "low" security, and the
book claims that "traditional techniques" may be used to create and delete
Any ideas ?
----------------------- script below -------------------
Script started on Wed Sep 10 15:14:18 1997
cs3: [15:14] 19% passwd
Setting password for user: bw
Last successful password change for bw: Tue Sep 9 13:17:33 1997
You can choose whether you pick a password,
or have the system create one for you.
1. Pick a password
2. Pronounceable password will be generated for you
Enter choice (default is 1): 1
Please enter new password (at least 1 character):
passwd: resource: /etc/passwd-t could not be allocated due to: Cannot securely create new file
Password cannot be changed; see Account Administrator
script done on Wed Sep 10 15:14:50 1997