as Simon explained before it is a problem of the web server. It creates a
lock so any other process with write access to the passwd file will be
I don't know if it is fixed in 5.1.1 but for 5.1 exists an e-fix IX83228
for it. Call support to get it.
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 14:18:21 +0800
From: Jeanie Cham <yccham@NCS.COM.SG>
Subject: Password problem
I installed Netview 5.1 (Framework 3.6) on AIX 4.3.2. Netview is
running OK. However, I've a strange problem with the AIX passwd
function after running Netview.
I'm able to change the OS password without any hassle, but once I start
Netview, I get "error connecting to passwd database". Even if I exit
out of Netview, the problem remains, unless I restart the AIX CDE. The
problem repeats after I start Netview.
I tried changing passwords using smitty, but to no avail. Anybody
encountered such problem?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.