unable to change passwd on old linux box

I have an old redhat 3u2 box which serves as a NIS server to a small network.  When I try to change a passwd I get the error:
RPC: Can't encode arguments
The password has not been changed on myserver.com
passwd: Failed preliminary check by password service

Any body know what would be wrong?

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ajay_mhasalCommented:
Hi,

Try using following command

If trying to change from normal user then use

$ yppasswd

If trying to rest password of user abc from root then use

# yppasswd -p abc

I hope this will work!
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jdanAuthor Commented:
Found the problem to be with the /etc/login.defs file which was set to min time before change to be 7 days.  I set the min change time to 0 and now all is good.
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