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Change user passwords using shell script

Hi,

I want to change the password of unix users on a number of servers.My plan was to ssh to all the servers in a shell script and use the passwd command. I tried to do so but everytime i run it i get this error.
Code:
ssh -x -n -l user1 host passwd
Changing password for "user1"
3004-709 Error changing password for "user1".

I have gone through a number of posts but dint see anyone else having this issue.
Also, I dont mind entering the password on prompts , i dont want to install expect.Please let me know if I am doing something wrong.

Last edited by Franklin52; 06-16-2011 at 06:24 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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Yes i have been through these posts already.
I have also tried to do:
ssh -T hostname "passwd user"
but that doesn't solve the problem either.
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Here is one way to do it Solaris passwd script

You can also use the --stdin flag on Linux.
 

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