*nix Documentation Project
·  Home
 +   man pages
·  Linux HOWTOs
·  FreeBSD Tips
·  *niX Forums

  man pages->HP-UX 11i man pages -> pwgrd (1m)              


 pwgrd(1M)                                                         pwgrd(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      pwgrd - Password and Group Hashing and Caching daemon.

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      /usr/sbin/pwgrd [-d] [-l logfile]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      pwgrd provides accelerated lookup of password and group information
      for libc routines like getpwuid and getgrname.  pwgrd implements per
      request type caches and hashtables as appropriate.  When the
      corresponding routine in libc is called, a request is issued to pwgrd
      via a Unix domain socket connection.  pwgrd determines whether it can
      satisfy the request, returning the appropriate results to the
      requesting process.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      pwgrd recognizes the following options and command-line arguments:

      -d             Debug mode.  Do not become a daemon.  Issue additional
                     diagnostic messages.  Instead of logging message via
                     syslog, issue messages to stderr.

      -l             logfile Logfile.  In addition to logging via syslog,
                     pwgrd will write log messages to logfile.

      pwgrd modifies its behavior depending on whether or not the local
      machine is using some form of NIS for password or group information.
      When NIS or NIS+ is being used, the hashtables corresponding to that
      service are not generated or consulted.  Therefore only caching is
      provided for those requests.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/rc.config.d/pwgr                   Start up configuration
                                              variable.  Set PWGR to 1 if
                                              you want pwgrd to start on
      /var/spool/pwgr/*                       Hash files, status file and
                                              daemon Unix domain socket.
      /var/spool/sockets/pwgr/*               Client Unix domain sockets.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      pwgrd was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
[ Back ]
 Similar pages
Name OS Title
pwgr_stat HP-UX Password and Group Hashing and Caching Statistics.
vipw Linux edit the password, group, shadow-password, or shadow-group file.
ftpgroups HP-UX group password file for use with the SITE GROUP and SITE GPASS commands.
nispasswdd HP-UX NIS+ password update daemon
rpc.nispasswdd HP-UX NIS+ password update daemon
rpc.yppasswdd Linux NIS password update daemon
rpc.yppasswdd OpenBSD YP update password file daemon
yppasswdd OpenBSD YP update password file daemon
pwget HP-UX get password and group information
grget HP-UX get password and group information
Copyright © 2004-2005 DeniX Solutions SRL
newsletter delivery service