System Administration Guide: Network Services

Setting Up UUCP Security

The default /etc/uucp/Permissions file provides the maximum amount of security for your UUCP links. The default Permissions file contains no entries.

You can set additional parameters for each remote machine to define the following:

A typical Permissions entry follows:

MACHINE=datsun LOGNAME=Udatsun VALIDATE=datsun 

This entry allows files to be sent and be received to and from the “normal” UUCP directories, not from anywhere in the system. The entry also causes the UUCP user name to be validated at login time.