changing password

I got a bit of a problem - my qnx is on ifs.
I need to have one user with a password so I could use ftpd.
but how can I do?
if I tried to change the root password but I get:

passwd root

changing password for root
New password:
Retype new password:
unable to lock password database (No such file or directory)

Thanks for any help :slight_smile:


It appears your ifs image doesn’t have the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files which is why you can’t change the password.

If you need ftp you are going to have to have a root account with a valid password. I suggest you look at ftpd in the helpviewer to see a list of files and other rules needed for ftp access.


Ok Thanks!