Normal user cannot change password while logged in locally
Posted on 2004-09-15
I have a problem that I can't seem to resolve. It's a password issue.
I have a customer who wants to change his password, but cannot run "passwd" from his command console. The error message that is displayed is "unexpected failure. Password file/table unchanged".
However when he slogin or ssh, he can change the password just fine. He's running the command "passwd". So what's going on?
The machine is solaris 8 with X-windows, running on a Sun Blade 150. This machine is not part of an NIS domain.