Upon the registration, users are assigned an initial password. To change the password use the command: passwd. This will prompt for your current NIS (Network Information System) and then this ask for you two copies of your choice. (NIS ar also known as Yellow Pages).
There is not password ageing but users are recomendend to use non-trivial passwords. At least 6 characters should be used and at the least one non alphanumeric characters should be included in the password. Avoid any dictionary word or any simple name associated with you or your login identifiers.
If you want to access an HP workstation, e.g. hpserver.lnf.infn.it enter the command telnet. Some messages appear, followed by the login prompt, enter your account name, and the password will be prompted.
% telnet hpserver.lnf.infn.it Trying... Connected to hpserver.lnf.infn.it. Escape character is '^]'. HP-UX hpserver A.09.05 A 9000/755 (ttysa) login: carboni password:Be carefull when entering your account name and password, because UNIX is case sensitive! Upper and Lower case letters have a different meaning.
After your login, the system asks for your terminal type. With the terminal type you describe the terminal hardware or the emulator program you are using. The most important types of terminal used are:
Your account is registered in a NIS ( Network Information System ) environment. You can change your password using the command passwd (a link to /usr/bin/yppasswd). The procedure to change the NIS password is the following:
% passwd Changing NIS password for carboni... Old NIS password: New password: Retype new password:You will be prompted for your Old NIS password. Then you will be prompted to enter and re-enter your new password. The re-entered password must match the first entry.
There is not password ageing on this system but users are recomendend to use non-trivial passwords. A password must meet four criteria to be valid:
If you forget your password, please contact your system administrator for a new one.
Temporary disk space has been re-organised. Now two scratch areas are available for end-users:
/scrtch1: 8.6 GBytes
/scrtch2: 8.6 GBytes
Everybody is able to create his/her login temporary top-level directory in:
/scrtch[1| 2]/ $group
where 'group' is the user's corresponding group. This two areas don't
have quotas, users are asked to delete unwanted files themselves. In
addition garbage collection has been enforced on the two areas.
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