pwgrd - Password and Group Hashing and Caching daemon.
/usr/sbin/pwgrd [-d] [-l logfile]
pwgrd provides accelerated lookup of password and group information
for libc routines like getpwuid and getgrname. pwgrd implements per
request type caches and hashtables as appropriate. When the
corresponding routine in libc is called, a request is issued to pwgrd
via a Unix domain socket connection. pwgrd determines whether it can
satisfy the request, returning the appropriate results to the
pwgrd recognizes the following options and command-line arguments:
-d Debug mode. Do not become a daemon. Issue additional
diagnostic messages. Instead of logging message via
syslog, issue messages to stderr.
-l logfile Logfile. In addition to logging via syslog,
pwgrd will write log messages to logfile.
pwgrd modifies its behavior depending on whether or not the local
machine is using some form of NIS for password or group information.
When NIS or NIS+ is being used, the hashtables corresponding to that
service are not generated or consulted. Therefore only caching is
provided for those requests.
/etc/rc.config.d/pwgr Start up configuration
variable. Set PWGR to 1 if
you want pwgrd to start on
/var/spool/pwgr/* Hash files, status file and
daemon Unix domain socket.
/var/spool/sockets/pwgr/* Client Unix domain sockets.
pwgrd was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000