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Old 04-04-2002
Thanks for all the suggestions.
I think the longname solution will be easy and probably work well.

But since I've been investigating, I found another suggestion on an oracle support board. I can't get it to work though, and dont really understand it. Just kinda curious at this point, so perhaps someone can explain what they are trying to do.

They suggest something like this.

Put password in a file, passwd.dat

exec < passwd.dat
CONCSUB apps/$1 <other arguements>

It's not presented very well, but does this give anyone any ideas?
I have no clue what the exec < passwd.dat is trying to accomplish, but it looks interesting anyway.

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yppasswd(1)						      General Commands Manual						       yppasswd(1)

yppasswd - change password in Network Information Service (NIS) SYNOPSIS
yppasswd [name] DESCRIPTION
Note If Enhanced Security is enabled on your system, use the passwd command to change your password, even if NIS is in use. The yppasswd command lets you change your password in the Network Information Service (NIS) map, a network data base service. Only you or the superuser can change your NIS password. When you enter the yppasswd command, the program prompts you for the old password and then for the new password. Note that the passwords are not displayed on the screen. Next, the program asks you for the new password again, to verify that you have typed it correctly. If you do not type the passwords cor- rectly, you will receive an error message after you enter the new password. Your new NIS password must meet one of the following requirements: It must be a combination of at least six alphanumeric characters, or It must be a minimum of four characters, with at least one being non-alphanumeric, such as a control sequence. Note The passwd command does not change the NIS password. This command only changes the local password file (/etc/passwd), and not the NIS mas- ter password file. ERRORS
Your new password does not meet the minimum length requirement. You misspelled your new password or its verification. Your new password can not be activated. It must be different from your old password and your login name. FILES
Password file NIS directory SEE ALSO
passwd(1), passwd(4), ypfiles(4), yppasswdd(8) Network Administration yppasswd(1)

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