"passwd" cannot be forced to NIS unless the machine is configured to use NIS for its own password file.
prime# passwd -y -d gushi-systems -h prime.gushi.org sdk
Changing local password for sdk
None known. This is an edge case, but it's feasibly possible that a server
could want to serve NIS without itself participating in it (via map files
separate from its own). Since ypcat and the like all still work, passwd
should (at least when forced) pick up similar hueristics.
Configure a server as an NIS master server, populate the maps, but do not
add the +:::::::: to /etc/passwd :
prime# ypcat master.passwd.byname|grep sdk
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