AIX - NIS id showing invalid when running ypcat

Posted on 2012-09-10
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
When I run:
root@server[/]# ypcat passwd | grep -i appid
appid:***INVALID***:UID:GID:scan appid for UNIX:/home/appid:/usr/bin/ksh

Why is it showing invalid? What can I do to check whats causing this? How can I fix this?
Question by:AIX25
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    Accepted Solution

    I must admit I never saw such a thing before!

    Could it be that some wisecracker deliberately replaced appid's password with the string "***INVALID***" in the password (or shadow) file on your NIS server?

    Which OS does this NIS server run anyway? Did you upgrade it recently?

    Author Comment

    You were right, someone messes with the id's password. THank you

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