To change your password:
yppasswd Changing NIS password for your_username on magic.hofstra.edu. Old password: enter your current password New password: enter your new password Retype new password: re-enter your new password
Enter the command yppasswd and then respond to the prompts by entering your old password followed by your new one. You are then asked to confirm your new password.
The passwords will not appear on the screen as you type, to prevent other people from seeing them. If you make a mistake, the message
Mismatch - password unchanged.
is displayed and your password remains unchanged. Try again.