Manual page for rpc.nispasswdd(1M)
rpc.nispasswdd, nispasswdd - NIS+ password update daemon
daemon is an
service that services password update requests from
It updates password entries in the
is normally started from a system startup script after the
has been started.
will determine whether it is running on a machine that is a master server
for one or more
directories. If it discovers that the host is not a master server, then it will
It will also determine if
is running in
compatibility mode (the
and will register as
clients as well.
will syslog all failed password update attempts, which will allow an administrator to determine whether someone was trying to "crack" the passwords.
has to be run by a superuser.
- -a attempts
Set the maximum number of attempts allowed to authenticate the caller within a
password update request session. Failed attempts are
and the request is cached by the daemon. After the maximum number of allowed
attempts the daemon severs the connection to the client. The default value is
- -c minutes
Set the number of minutes a failed password update request should be cached by
the daemon. This is the time during which if the daemon receives further
password update requests for the same user and authentication of the caller
fails, then the daemon will simply not respond. The default value is set to
Debug. Run in debugging mode.
credential. By default the
credential is not generated
for the user if they do not have one. By specifying this option, if the
user does not have a credential, then one will be generated for them and
stored in the
Verbose. With this option, the daemon sends a running narration of what it is
doing to the syslog daemon. This option is useful for debugging problems.
an error has occurred.
initialization script for
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97