Summary: Help? yppasswd couldn't change entry

From: Won-Soon Lau (
Date: Tue Jan 12 1993 - 21:36:20 CST

My original question was:

> Dear sun-managers,
> For some unknown reasons, all my users cannot changed their password
> using the command "passwd/yppasswd". The error is
> yppasswd couldn't change entry (rpc call failed)
> This problem persists after I rebooted the YPserver. It seems that
> rpc.yppasswdd is not behaving normally. It is consuming about 92 percents
> of of CPU on the YPserver. Has anyone encountered the same problem before
> and how do you fix it?

There was only one reply. (Thanks Bernard.)
> I'd recommend to install Sun-Fix #100564-05 (if you're running SunOS 4.1.2
> or SunOS 4.1.3) or Sun-Fix #100201-06 (for SunOS 4.1 or SunOS 4.1.1).
> These fixes are C2-Jumbo-Patches and are both replacing rpc.yppasswdd.
> I bet your problem is with at least one of the famous bugs in rpc.yppasswdd.
> Regards,
> Bernard Sieloff
> CS Dept.
> U of Saarbruecken, Germany

I did not apply the patch since I have problem obtaining it. So I tried
several things to get around the bug. I believed the problem might be
caused by the inernal clock difference between the YPserver and the clients.
I did got it to run finally but did not know how I fixed it. :-)


Won-Soon Lau

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