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Rpc pcnfsd & Password ageing

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I am using ftp v4 on PC's to mount nfs drives on a Sun Solaris server. Password ageing on the server is a problem when users require a new password because rcp.pcnfsd cannot run shell scripts to get passwords. Does anyone know of any rcp scripts that would allow users to change their password on the sun server at the time that ftp interdrive loads and informs the users that their password has expired?
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Just set their login shell to /usr/bin/passwd and have them telnet in.  They get asked for a new password and when they've changed it, they automatically get logged out.

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Thank you JYoungman for your response. I have considered Tn and it is a work around for what I really would like to do. I have some very experience users who run Xwindows from the server and passwd change is not a problem. I also have other users who never log in to the server and don't understand why as in the case of Novell they can't be prompted for a new passwd at login time.
This problem is not critical but more of an annoyance.

When FTP (Interdrive) requests authenifcation from the RPC.pcnfsd demon and passswd is invalid I was hoping that an rpc script would send request for new passwd. At present the rpc.pcnfsd script cannot handle this nor can FTP. I don't think the problem is big enough to spend hours writting scripts to accomplish this although if I have time it would an interesting project. I thought other users might have already been here and found software or developed scripts to perform this task.
Again, Thank you for your response.
Dave Conrad > davecon@istar.ca
Nova Scotia.
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