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Changing NIS Passwords - Exercise

NIS passwords

Objective Start the password daemon and enable network users to change their passwords. This exercise uses a Java applet to simulate a UNIX command line and allows you to practice entering commands. If you do not have Java active in your browser or are behind a firewall that does not allow Java applets, you will not be able to complete this exercise. If you do not see the applet below, click Submit to review the solution to the exercise and continue with the course.

Exercise scoring

This exercise is not scored. When you have completed the exercise, click the Submit button to review the solution and continue with the course.


In the last exercise, you saw how all NIS users did not have passwords. Now you’re going to solve this problem. In this exercise, you will complete the NIS setup by starting the password daemon and enabling network users to change their passwords. You will be doing this on a simulated Linux system, but the process and commands are essentially the same for other flavors of UNIX. Start the simulation below and work through the situation presented.