How To Change Your Password

How To Change Your Password

     This applies to all host related functions such as e-mail authentication, ftp, or logging into your shell account.

     Because of incompatibilities between the SunOS implementation of NIS and passwords, and that of Linux, it is necessary to login to the old SunOS 4.1.4 server, “eskimo.com”.

     To do this ssh to eskimo.com and login with your existing login and password.  If you are using Linux or MacOS, use ssh from within a terminal window.  If you are using Windows, install putty and use it to ssh in.

     If you still have esh for a shell (you will see Main>) for a prompt, then you will need to use ‘!’ to get to the Unix shell prompt.

     Once logged in, type ‘passwd’ followed by return or enter.  It will prompt you once for your old password, then again for your new password twice.

     To exit the shell, type ‘exit’ and hit return or type control-D.  If you have a normal login shell such as bash, ksh, sh, or csh, this will exit the server entirely.  If you have esh, it will return you to the “Main>” command prompt at which point you will need to type ‘T’ which will expand to Terminate, and Y)es for yes I really do want out of here!

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