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Helpdesk : Misc.

These are frequently asked about various little things, that might help you resolve your problem. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, or in the guided tours, then use the report form and we will try to assist you as soon as possible.


How do I arrange for e-mail forwarding?

Please refer to the Arranging for e-mail forwarding. section of the guided tours.

How do I change my password?

To change your Kerberos password you use the kpasswd command.

This is located in /usr/heimdal/bin/kpasswd.

Your password is stored on several Kerberos servers, one being the master server. Password updates propagate from the master to the backup servers once an hour. Hence, it might take up to an hour for your new password to become effective on all machines.

Please note that the kpasswd command is not included in the Kerberos travelkit, and therefore you can only change your password when logged in to a PDC machine.

Side note: unfortunately there are other password-changing commands (like "passwd" and "yppasswd") available on various of our machines. These commands do not change your Kerberos password and hence they are of no use to you.

Other problem

If you couldn't find your problem listed above, you can fill out this form describing your problem in detail, and we will try to address it as soon as possible.

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