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NIS passwd change issue

George Liu_4
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NIS passwd change issue

I set up an NIS sever on a redhat Linux sevrer and an HP box is in the NIS Domain.
If I change an NIS account's passwd from a Linux client, then the password won't work on the HP workstation. The ypcat passwd on the HP shows correct password. Any patch for this issue? Thanks in advance.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: NIS passwd change issue

You might just want to go to the patch database and get all NIS patches.

I'd start with the June 2004 patch update and then do a search for NIS patchs and build a depot with dependencies.

Link:
http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do

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George Liu_4
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Re: NIS passwd change issue

Well. All june 2004 patches were already applied. No luck at all.
A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: NIS passwd change issue

If ypcat indicates the correct value then what is probably killing is a stale passwd cached by the pwgrd daemon on the HP-UX box. Kill pwgrd (you really don't need it running) and see if you now can login.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
George Liu_4
Trusted Contributor

Re: NIS passwd change issue

problem is not there. I guess the issue is hpux couldn't understand the long hashed passwd like the first entry below. It workes for the second entry that has short characters, though.
jgor:$1$BjxO7MYJ$.Dpqd8E5mnschiUwst3Ox/:
dia:sFnvlvFDo/dbU:
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: NIS passwd change issue

Anything running NIS under HPUX is going to choke if the length of the passwd hash is not exactly 13 characters -- regardless of the length of the plaintext password. Only the traditional UNIX passwd hashing algorithm is understood.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.