When issuing the following command as root:
passwd -r nisplus -n 7 -x 90 -w 7 fred
I am prompted thus:
Enter root's password:
This would seem to imply that the secure RPC password and root's login
password are out of step but I have taken steps to ensure that this is not
the case ie :
Run the passwd command to change root's password
The command then works OK regardless of what we enter at this password
prompt (ie it will accept utter rubbish in place of a valid root password).
We are running Solaris 8 with the recommended patch cluster. Prior to
installation of the recommended patch cluster this behaviour was not seen.
Our /etc/nsswitch.conf file contains :
passwd: files nisplus
group: files nisplus
hosts: files nisplus dns
. etc .