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Part I Network Services Topics

1.  Network Service (Overview)

2.  Managing Web Cache Servers

3.  Time-Related Services

Part II Accessing Network File Systems Topics

4.  Managing Network File Systems (Overview)

5.  Network File System Administration (Tasks)

6.  Accessing Network File Systems (Reference)

Part III SLP Topics

7.  SLP (Overview)

8.  Planning and Enabling SLP (Tasks)

9.  Administering SLP (Tasks)

10.  Incorporating Legacy Services

11.  SLP (Reference)

Part IV Mail Services Topics

12.  Mail Services (Overview)

13.  Mail Services (Tasks)

14.  Mail Services (Reference)

Part V Serial Networking Topics

15.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Overview)

16.  Planning for the PPP Link (Tasks)

17.  Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks)

18.  Setting Up a Leased-Line PPP Link (Tasks)

19.  Setting Up PPP Authentication (Tasks)

20.  Setting Up a PPPoE Tunnel (Tasks)

21.  Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks)

22.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Reference)

23.  Migrating From Asynchronous Solaris PPP to Solaris PPP 4.0 (Tasks)

24.  UUCP (Overview)

25.  Administering UUCP (Tasks)

UUCP Administration (Task Map)

Adding UUCP Logins

How to Add UUCP Logins

Starting UUCP

How to Start UUCP

uudemon.poll Shell Script

uudemon.hour Shell Script

uudemon.admin Shell Script

uudemon.cleanup Shell Script

Running UUCP Over TCP/IP

How to Activate UUCP for TCP/IP

UUCP Security and Maintenance

Setting Up UUCP Security

Regular UUCP Maintenance

Email for UUCP

UUCP Public Directory

Troubleshooting UUCP

How to Check for Faulty Modems or ACUs

How to Debug Transmissions

Checking the UUCP /etc/uucp/Systems File

Checking UUCP Error Messages

Checking Basic Information

26.  UUCP (Reference)

Part VI Working With Remote Systems Topics

27.  Working With Remote Systems (Overview)

28.  Administering the FTP Server (Tasks)

29.  Accessing Remote Systems (Tasks)

Part VII Monitoring Network Services Topics

30.  Monitoring Network Performance (Tasks)



Adding UUCP Logins

For incoming UUCP (uucico) requests from remote machines to be handled properly, each machine has to have a login on your system.

How to Add UUCP Logins

To allow a remote machine to access your system, you need to add an entry to the /etc/passwd file as follows:

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see How to Obtain Administrative Rights in Oracle Solaris Administration: Security Services.

  2. Edit the /etc/passwd file and add the entry to identify the machine that is permitted to access your system.

    A typical entry that you might put into the /etc/passwd file for a remote machine that is permitted to access your system with a UUCP connection would be as follows:


    By convention, the login name of a remote machine is the machine name preceded by the uppercase letter U. Note that the name should not exceed eight characters. Otherwise, you might have to truncate or abbreviate the name.

    The previous entry shows that a login request by Ugobi is answered by /usr/lib/uucp/uucico. The home directory is /var/spool/uucppublic. The password is obtained from the /etc/shadow file. You must coordinate the password and the login name with the UUCP administrator of the remote machine. The remote administrator must then add an appropriate entry, with login name and unencrypted password, in the remote machine's Systems file.

  3. Coordinate your machine name with the UUCP administrators on other systems.

    Similarly, you must coordinate your machine's name and password with the UUCP administrators of all machines that you want to reach through UUCP.