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 rpc.nispasswdd(1M)                                       rpc.nispasswdd(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      rpc.nispasswdd, nispasswdd - NIS+ password update daemon

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      /usr/sbin/rpc.nispasswdd [ -a attempts ] [ -c minutes ]
           [ -D ] [ -g ] [ -v ]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      rpc.nispasswdd daemon is an ONC+ RPC service that services password
      update requests from nispassw
.  It updates
      password entries in the NIS+ passwd table.

      rpc.nispasswdd is normally started from a system startup script after
      the NIS+ server (rpc.nisd(1M)) has been started.  rpc.nispasswdd will
      determine whether it is running on a machine that is a master server
      for one or more NIS+ directories.  If it discovers that the host is
      not a master server, then it will promptly exit.  It will also
      determine if rpc.nisd(1M) is running in NIS(YP) compatibility mode
      (the -Y option) and will register as yppasswdd for NIS(YP) clients as

      rpc.nispasswdd will send to syslog all failed password update
      attempts, which will allow an administrator to determine whether
      someone was trying to "crack" the passwords.

      rpc.nispasswdd has to be run by a superuser.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      -a attempts    Set the maximum number of attempts allowed to
                     authenticate the caller within a password update
                     request session. Failed attempts are processed by
                     syslogd(1M) 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 set to 3.

      -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
                     30 minutes.

      -D             Debug. Run in debugging mode.

      -g             Generate DES credential. By default the DES 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 NIS+ cred table.

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003

 rpc.nispasswdd(1M)                                       rpc.nispasswdd(1M)

      -v             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.

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]
      0         Success.

      1         An error has occurred.

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      HP-UX 11i Version 2 is the last HP-UX release on which NIS+ is

      LDAP is the recommended replacement for NIS+.  HP fully supports the
      industry standard naming services based on LDAP.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/rc.config.d/namesvrs            Initialization script for NIS+.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      nispasswd(1), passwd(1), yppasswd(1), rpc.nisd(1M), syslogd(1M),

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