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
-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.
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-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]
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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