[Novalug] Unable to change roots password
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Jun 19 18:01:57 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 03:28:51PM -0400, Nick Danger wrote:
> I can connect to this server, and I can su to root (CentOS box) but
> oddly I cannot change roots password.
> [root at host ~]# passwd
> Changing password for user root.
> New UNIX password:
> Retype new UNIX password:
> passwd: Authentication failure
> [root at host ~]#
> Anyone ever seen that before?
If you are working in an environment with a centralized
authentication server, you may only be able to change
roots password while logged in at the server itself.
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
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