Receives and executes requests from the yppasswd command.
rpc.yppasswdd FileName [ -nogecos ] [ -nopw ] [ -noshell ] [-r | -m [ Argument ... ] ]
The yppasswdd daemon is a server that receives and executes requests for new passwords from the yppasswd command . These requests require the daemon to verify the user's old password and change it. The daemon changes the password in the file you specify in the FileName parameter, which has the same format as the /etc/passwd file.
To make it possible to update the Network Information Service (NIS) password map from remote machines, the yppasswdd daemon must be running on the master server that contains the NIS password map.
Note: The yppasswdd daemon is not run by default, nor can it be started up from the inetd daemon like other Remote Procedure Call (RPC) daemons.
The yppasswdd daemon can be started and stopped with the following System Resource Controller (SRC) commands:
startsrc -s yppasswdd
stopsrc -s yppasswdd
|-m||Runs the make command using the makefile in the /var/yp directory. This adds the new or changed password to the NIS password map. Any arguments that follow the -m flag are passed to the make command.|
|-nogecos||Indicates the server will not accept changes for gecos information from the yppasswd command.|
|-nopw||Indicates that the server will not accept password changes from the yppasswdd command.|
|-noshell||Indicates the server will not accept changes for user shells from the yppasswd command.|
|-r||Directly updates the /var/yp/domainname/passwd.byname and /var/yp/domainname/passwd.byuid database files with new or changed passwords. This option is faster than the -m flag because the make command is not run. The -r flag is useful when the database files are large (several thousand entries or more).|
Note: The System Resource Controller (SRC) starts the yppasswdd daemon with the -m flag specified by default. Use the chssys command to change the default to the -r flag.
To propagate updated passwords immediately, invoke the yppasswdd daemon as follows:
startsrc -s yppasswdd
|/etc/inetd.conf||Defines how the inetd daemon handles Internet service requests.|
|/var/yp/Makefile||Contains rules for making NIS maps.|
|/etc/rc.nfs||Contains the startup script for the NFS and NIS daemons.|
|/etc/security/passwd||Stores password information.|
The chssys command, domainname command, make command, passwd command, startsrc command, yppasswd command.
The inetd daemon.
The /etc/security/passwd file.
Network Information Service (NIS) Overview for System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.
System Resource Controller Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
Network File System (NFS) Overview for System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Overview for Programming in AIX Version 4.3 Communications Programming Concepts.
List of NIS Commands.