To set the maximum amount a time a user can take to successfully change a password, use the -c minutes argument with rpc.nispasswdd, where minutes is the number of minutes a user has to log in. (You must have superuser privileges on the NIS+ master server to run rpc.nispasswdd.)
For example, to specify that users must successfully log in within 2 minutes, you would type:
station1# rpc.nispasswdd -c 2
In this case, if a user is unable to successfully change a password within 2 minutes, the message is displayed at the end of the two-minute period. No further attempts are permitted for that user ID until a specified period of time has passed.