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

NAME
     rpc.yppasswdd -- NIS update password file daemon

SYNOPSIS
     rpc.yppasswdd [-d directory] [-noshell] [-nogecos] [-nopw]
                   [-m arg1 [arg2 ...]]

DESCRIPTION
     rpc.yppasswdd must be running on the NIS master server to allow users to
     change information in the password file.

     The options are as follows:

           -d directory    Change the root directory of the password file from
                           ``/'' to directory.  It is important to create the
                           binary database files (pwd.db and spwd.db) when
                           using this switch or the password change will fail.
                           The databases need to be created only once with the
                           following command:

                                 pwd_mkdb -d directory
                                 directory/etc/master.passwd

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

           -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.

           -m arg1 [arg2 ...]
                           Additional arguments to pass to make in /var/yp.

FILES
     /etc/passwd
     /etc/master.passwd

SEE ALSO
     chpass(1), passwd(1), hosts_access(5), nis(8), ypbind(8), ypserv(8)

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

NetBSD 6.0                     February 26, 2005                    NetBSD 6.0

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