DaemonForums  

Go Back   DaemonForums > OpenBSD > OpenBSD General

OpenBSD General Other questions regarding OpenBSD which do not fit in any of the categories below.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 1st July 2010
mzainal mzainal is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Cannot change user password

Hi,

I use OpenBSD 3.6 and want to change user password. Got this kind of error:
Code:
[mickey  15 ]# passwd muzam
Changing YP password for muzam.
New password:
Retype new password:
Couldn't change YP password.
Any clues?
Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2   (View Single Post)  
Old 1st July 2010
ocicat ocicat is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,930
Thanked 190 Times in 160 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzainal View Post
I use OpenBSD 3.6...
This is what you have stated both here & on http://www.linuxquestions.org. OpenBSD 3.6 was released in November 2004. It has been unsupported now for nearly 5 years. In comparison, OpenBSD 4.7 was released in May 2010.
Quote:
Got this kind of error:
Code:
[mickey  15 ]# passwd muzam
Changing YP password for muzam.
New password:
Retype new password:
Couldn't change YP password.
According to the archives, you likely have the lines:
Code:
	:localcipher=blowfish,6:\
	:ypcipher=old:\
...in /etc/login.conf. This means that Yellow Pages & the local password file aren't using compatible password hashes. Possibly setting them to the same value, either "blowfish,6" or "old", might make a difference according to information unearthed in the misc@ archives.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weak password=broken knasbas OpenBSD Security 6 1st July 2009 08:44 PM
Enforce a better user password policy anomie Guides 8 7th November 2008 09:10 PM
change root password. bsdnewbie999 OpenBSD General 1 16th September 2008 01:29 PM
Set password for Folder mfaridi FreeBSD Security 6 5th September 2008 10:49 PM
Anyone Install Password Gorilla revzalot OpenBSD Installation and Upgrading 3 26th August 2008 03:58 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick