RFPASSWD(8) System Manager's Manual RFPASSWD(8)
rfpasswd - change RFS host password
This program is available with the RFS software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
rfpasswd updates the Remote File Sharing (RFS) authentication password
for a host; processing of the new password follows the same criteria as
passwd(1). The updated password is registered at the domain name
server (/usr/nserve/auth.info/domain/passwd) and replaces the password
stored at the local host (/usr/nserve/loc.passwd/file).
This command is restricted to the super-user.
Note: if you change your host password, make sure that hosts that vali-
date your password are notified of this change. To receive the new
password, hosts must obtain a copy of the domain/passwd file from the
domain's primary name server. If this is not done, attempts to mount
remote resources may fail.
If any of the following is true an error message will be sent to the
o The old password entered from this command does not match the
existing password for this machine.
o The two new passwords entered from this command do not match.
o The new password does not satisfy the security criteria in
o The domain name server does not know about this machine.
o The command is not run with super-user privileges.
Also, RFS must be running on your host and your domain's primary name
server. A new password cannot be logged if a secondary is acting as
the domain name server.
passwd(1), rfadmin(8), rfstart(8)
30 June 1988 RFPASSWD(8)