Passwd Changing Acting Strange

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems Solaris Passwd Changing Acting Strange
# 1  
Old 12-10-2007
Question Passwd Changing Acting Strange

Hello. I'm getting very odd behavior when I try to change a user's password in Solaris 8. The shell, where it used to ask for a new passwd and a confirmation, now asks FOUR times, with two success message.

This is what happens every time:

# passwd myusername
New Password: xxxxxxxx
New Password: xxxxxxxx
Re-enter new Password: xxxxxxxx
passwd: password successfully changed for myusername
Re-enter new Password: xxxxxxxx
passwd: password successfully changed for myusername

The passwd program seems identical (bytewise) to others that do not have this problem, and it happens under any shell (sh, bash, etc). Everything else seems to be working normally.

What the heck?
# 2  
Old 12-10-2007
The passwd program has very little influence over the events that happen when a password is changed. Sun uses pam (plugable authentication modules (or something like that)). Actually, I believe that Sun invented pam, but I'm not real sure about that. Pam is a collection of shared libraries and they may have changed. But also there is a pam.conf which would be the first file that I would check.
# 3  
Old 12-10-2007
Correct Perderabo, proposed in 1995 in this RFC to the OSF.
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Red Hat

Changing windows xp passwd doetn't change smbpasswd on server

Hi All we have small network which is in work group environment.We have one Samba server for sharing data on network.My Problem is when user change his/her password on windows machine i have to manually update his smb passwd on Samba server.I want password should change automatically on... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Vaibhav.T
2 Replies

2. Solaris

Impact on existing users when changing passwd defaults

Hi Administering Solaris Systems - Solaris 10 mostly. If I change the /etc/default/passwd settings - E.G. to increase minimum passwd length, then what happens to existing users with passwords shorter than this. presumably they are not affected until next time they want to change password. ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Mudshark
4 Replies

3. AIX

When did AIX start using /etc/security/passwd instead of /etc/passwd to store encrypted passwords?

Does anyone know when AIX started using /etc/security/passwd instead of /etc/passwd to store encrypted passwords? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Anne Neville
1 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Changing Passwd on Many servers that is not NIS

Hi Expert, I have environment where password is locally managed, not NIS, not LDAP, not Centrally managed. In order to access to this environment I have to use Jump Box, and only from jumpbox I can login to every host. I can't login direct from inside one host within that environment to... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: regmaster
1 Replies

5. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Strange /etc/passwd output

Can someone please explain this to me? auser:x:500:500:Anne User:/home/auser:/bin/sh buser:x:501:501:Bob User:/home/buser:/bin/bash I'm used to it looking like this. What is the difference between the first name and second name? In the first case I had to use the first name to change my... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: cokedude
3 Replies

6. Solaris

passwd cmd reenables passwd aging in shadow entry

Hi Folks, I have Solaris 10, latest release. We have passwd aging set in /etc/defalut/passwd. I have an account that passwd should never expire. Acheived by emptying associated users shadow file entries for passwd aging. When I reset the users passwd using passwd command, it re enables... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: BG_JrAdmin
3 Replies

7. HP-UX

Openspool problem when changing /etc/passwd permissions

My goal is to protect the /etc/passwd from unauthorized viewing. I wish ti change the permissions of the file to : -r--r----- 1 root bin so only root or accounts of the "bin" group could query this sensitive file. All our other processes have been ajusted to not need any info from... (16 Replies)
Discussion started by: MartinGravel
16 Replies

8. UNIX and Linux Applications

my VI is acting "strange"

hi guys, one of the vi installed on a machine acts really strange. I mean, when I do Page-Down on one of our HP-UX boxes, it works as expected. On the other HP-UX box, it just changes the case of the character. Can anyone let me know if there is a configuration file or something that I have... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: JamesByars
2 Replies

9. Solaris

problem in changing the NIS passwd

Now I face a problem in changing the NIS passwd,I have no idea,want you to help me! Today I add some user in the NIS master server ,I "vi" /etc/passwd &/etc/shadow,add user account and password by hand(shadow----no password ,only eight ":"). when finsh,I login ,system told me to input a password... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: dlsjm
3 Replies

10. Linux

/etc/passwd strange behaviour!

Hi there, first of all, here is my conf of a uname -a Linux SAMBA 2.4.18-4GB #1 Wed Mar 27 13:57:05 UTC 2002 i686 unknown on a fedora machine. Here is my problem: every once in a while, the line containing root disappears in the /etc/passwd, disabling all logging on my server. Any one have... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: penguin-friend
0 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question