yppasswdd Linux Service
What is yppasswdd?
yppasswdd Linux service
Allows users to change their passwords on systems running YP/NIS.
Now lets see the manual of yppasswdd service.Manual yppasswdd:NAME
yppasswdd - configuration file for rpc.yppasswdd (NIS password daemon)SYNOPSIS
The yppasswdd file contains a parameter that modifies the behavior of the rpc.yppasswdd(1M) daemon.
The yppasswdd file contains a single parameter:
By default in the current release, this line in yppasswdd is commented out. If you uncomment the line, when a user
attempts to change his default shell using 'passwd -r nis -e' (see passwd(1)), the rpc.yppasswdd daemon checks
whether the name of the user's current shell begins with an 'r'. rpc.yppasswdd considers any shell whose name begins
with an 'r' (for example, rcsh) to be a restricted shell. If a user's shell does begin with 'r', his attempt to change
from the default shell will fail.
If the line in the yppasswdd file is commented out (the default), the rpc.yppasswdd daemon does not perform the restricted
The yppasswdd file is editable only by root or a member of the sys group.FILES
configuration file for rpc.yppasswdd daemonSEE ALSO