rpc.yppasswdd



RPC.YPPASSWDD(8)        OpenBSD System Manager's Manual       RPC.YPPASSWDD(8)


NAME

     rpc.yppasswdd - YP update password file daemon


SYNOPSIS

     rpc.yppasswdd [-nogecos] [-nopw] [-noshell] [-d directory] [-m arg ...]


DESCRIPTION

     rpc.yppasswdd must be running on the YP master server to allow users to
     change information in the password file.  If the user needs to change his
     password this is normally done with a program called yppasswd.  This
     program doesn't exist in OpenBSD but is integrated into passwd(1).
     passwd will automatically determine which password database should be
     modified.  To force a change of a YP password when a local one also
     exists, use passwd -y.

     Other user information can be changed with chpass(1).

     The options are as follows:

     -d directory
             Use the specified directory to get at the password-related files
             instead of /etc.

     -m arg ...
             Pass the specified arguments to make(1) when invoking it in
             /var/yp to rebuild the passwd maps.

     -nogecos
             Don't allow changes of the gecos field in the passwd file.

     -nopw   Don't allow changes of the password in the passwd file.

     -noshell
             Don't allow changes of the shell field in the passwd file.


FILES

     /etc/passwd
     /etc/master.passwd


SEE ALSO

     make(1), securenet(5), ypserv.acl(5), Makefile.yp(8), yp(8), ypbind(8)


AUTHORS

     Mats O Jansson <moj@stacken.kth.se>

OpenBSD 5.4                      July 16, 2013                     OpenBSD 5.4

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