Thank you to all who responded. The response was amazing!
There were way to many to thank indevidually.
The request was:
=> Does anyone know what I could use as a password changer for our users that
=> do not have login shells, i.e. they just have unix accounts to access a pop
=> What would be realy good would be to have a web page where they could do it.
Most people said to change their shell to /bin/passwd
REALY simple, it fits into the "wow that is neat, why didn't I think of that"
I had to to a bit of fiddling - putting a wrapper arround it (thanks Brion Leary <email@example.com> ) and make it call yppasswd with a user name to
work. And I will just put a link on our web page to telnet the host.
The wrapper is:
>echo "Changing password for $LOGNAME"
>echo "Password should be at least six (6) characters long."
>echo "They should include one or more non-alphabet character."
>echo "Passwords secure ALL data not just your own data. If you"
>echo "choose a passwords that is easy to guess then you are "
>echo "risking the security on ALL of our files"
>stty erase \^H
/ \ Geoff Lamb, Ericsson Data Australia
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C .---_) Phone: +61 3 9301 3597
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