the problem was because rpc.yppasswdd not running.
My original question was :
> Recently setup NIS with Solaris 2.5.1.
> NIS directory is not /etc. It is on a different
> file system.
> Everything works fine except
> when you try to change a users password with either
> yppasswd or passwd command, it asks the old passwd and
> the new passwd twice but give error saying
> "passwd: couldn't create client"
> I have no idea why I am getting this error. Any help will be
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