Tara tara tara!! Sun-managers comes through with blinding speed once
again, and the correct answer is had...
My original query:
> I have an NIS server (SunOS 4.1.1), servicing a plethora of workstations
> (including Solaris 2.1, SGI's, etc etc).
> I've started up yppasswdd on the NIS server, with the following a
> rpc.yppasswdd /etc/passwd -m passwd
> I'd like folks on the nis clients to use 'yppasswd' to change their
> password on the server. It works fine - the entry in /etc/passwd
> changes, but the make is never run, pushing the updated passwords out
> to the net.
> TFM sez that the -m passwd is supposed to run the make in /var/yp,but
> it just doens't seem to be happening. Any suggestions?
*sigh* i should have exhausted my available resources, because the
answer was in the FAQ as follows:
14) How come yppasswdd does not automatically update the yp maps?
There is a bug in 4.1 rpc.yppasswdd that causes it misinterpret
the command line arguments. A work-around is to add the
"-nosingle" flag (which is the default), this shifts the arguments
over one, so "passwd" is read instead of "-m".
rpc.yppasswdd /var/yp/passwd -nosingle -m passwd DIR=/var/yp
If you are running the C2 security package, you should apply
patch 100201-04, as it fixes several problems with rpc.yppasswdd.
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