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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       prpasswdd - Enhanced security daemon

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/prpasswdd   [-lifetime   secs]  [-reply_lifetime
       secs] [-depth n] [-debug]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Enables request logging by the auth  facility  in  syslog.
       This should only be used for debugging, because the volume
       of logged data can be considerable.  Limits the number  of
       remembered entries kept cached in memory (for speed).  The
       default depth is unlimited.  Limits the amount of time (in
       seconds)  that  remembered entries are kept cached in memory.
 The default lifetime is 1 hour (3600 seconds).   Limits
  the  amount of time (in seconds) that client transactions
 are remembered for fast  RPC  replies.  The  default
       reply  lifetime  is  6 minutes (360 seconds), which allows
       for minimum of 5 minutes built  into  the  client  library
       code before timing out a given transaction request.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The enhanced security daemon, prpasswdd, manages writes to
       the protected password authentication database, as well as
       the  other  enhanced  security databases. It prevents file
       lock contention among multiple writers.  A strict C2 security
   policy,  which  is  optionally  configurable  using
       enhanced security, requires each user login or login failure
  to  be recorded in the protected password authentication
 database. These updates, in combination with password
       changes and system administration functions affecting user
       accounts, are coordinated by the daemon.

       Clients communicate with the daemon using rpc. Two  daemon
       processes, a parent and a child, exist on a system running
       enhanced  security.  The   daemon   is   controlled   from
       /sbin/init.d/prpasswd,  which accepts the start, stop, and
       restart commands. The active daemon is the child  process,
       which writes its PID to the /var/run/prpasswdd.pid file.

       The  daemon  services  requests from the localhost address
       (, or, for TruCluster Server V5.0 systems,  from
       the  default  cluster  alias address.  Requests from other
       addresses or from non-privileged ports are rejected.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]







SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: login(1), dxaccounts(8), edauth(8), useradd(8)

       Functions:  putespwnam(3),  putestcnam(3),  putesdfnam(3),
       putesdvnam(3), putesfinam(3)

       Files:  authcap(4),  default(4),  devassign(4),  files(4),
       prpasswd(4), ttys(4)

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