passwdd

Name

passwdd — PASSWorD synchronization Daemon
passwdd [-c <file>]
passwdd -v

DESCRIPTION

The passwdd daemon should be run on each host whose password data you want to change with some ot the client utilities. Once run, the daemon starts listening for incoming connections on a given, predefined in the configuration file port. When the user executes some client (to change the password of an user on a group of hosts for example), the client process connects sequentially with each daemon and sends a modification request. If some server is down the client will ask some of the live servers to remember the request and to make successive requests later.

Only one passwdd process is allowed to be run per host. When the daemon receives a request it will fork a new process to to serve the query.

The program is designed a standalone process as oppsed to an inetd service.

OPTIONS

passwdd recognizes these options:

-c <file>

Use the file specifed as a parameter of the option to configure the daemon.

-v

Print version information and exit.

SIGNALS

passwdd acts on the following signals:

SIGTERM

The passwdd daemon will die.

SIGINT

The passwdd daemon will die.

SIGQUIT

The passwdd daemon will die.

SIGHUP

The passwdd will reread its configuration data.

FILES

/usr[/local]/etc/passwdd.conf

Configuration data for the passwdd daemon. For more information see the passwdd.conf(5) manpage.

/var/run/passwdd.pid

A file that contains the process id of the passwdd daemon.

BUGS

There should be some. If you found one or more of them send a mail and I will do my best to fix them.

AUTHOR

SEE ALSO

passwdd.conf(5), passwc(1), passwdc.conf(5), passwd(5), shadow(5).