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RPC.YPPASSWDD(8)	FreeBSD	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 us-
			   ing 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>

FreeBSD	13.0		       February	26, 2005		  FreeBSD 13.0

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