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Re: problem changing local root password on redhat 7.2



Not sure but, are you exporting root in your NIS tables?  Also, you will
need to pick a patch for NIS from Red Hats site.

On Mon, 2002-06-10 at 09:02, ravinder upad wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am running redhat 7.2 on a server with dual
> processor 1.4GHZ.
> 
> I have this machine on network and running NIS.
> 
> When I try to change the root password which is a
> local account for 
> this machine it gives me the following error
> 
> [root@<localhost> ~]# passwd
> New password:
> Retype new password:
> RPC: Can't encode arguments
> The password has not been changed on <nisserver>.
> passwd: Failed preliminary check by password service 
> 
> 
> Can somebody tell me how to solve this problem.
> 
> TIA.
> 
> regards
> 
> Ravi 
> 
> 
> 
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