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 pwgrd(1M)							   pwgrd(1M)




 NAME
      pwgrd - Password and Group Hashing and Caching daemon.

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/sbin/pwgrd [-d] [-l logfile]

 DESCRIPTION
      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
      requesting process.

    Options
      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.

 FILES
      /etc/rc.config.d/pwgr		      Start up configuration
					      variable.	 Set PWGR to 1 if
					      you want pwgrd to start on
					      reboot.
      /var/spool/pwgr/*			      Hash files, status file and
					      daemon Unix domain socket.
      /var/spool/sockets/pwgr/*		      Client Unix domain sockets.

 AUTHOR
      pwgrd was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.

 SEE ALSO
      pwgr_stat(1M).







 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000