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System Administration Guide: Network Services     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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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)

26.  UUCP (Reference)

UUCP /etc/uucp/Systems File

System-Name Field in /etc/uucp/Systems File

Time Field in /etc/uucp/Systems File

day Portion of Time Field

time Portion of Time Field

retry Portion of Time Field

Type Field in /etc/uucp/Systems File

Speed Field in /etc/uucp/Systems File

Phone Field in /etc/uucp/Systems File

Chat-Script Field in /etc/uucp/Systems File

Enabling Dialback Through the Chat Script

Hardware Flow Control in /etc/uucp/Systems File

Setting Parity in /etc/uucp/Systems File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Devices File

Type Field in /etc/uucp/Devices File

Direct Keyword

ACU Keyword

Port Selector

System-Name Variable

Type Fields in Devices File and Systems File

Line Field in the /etc/uucp/Devices File

Line2 Field in the /etc/uucp/Devices File

Class Field in the /etc/uucp/Devices File

Dialer-Token-Pairs Field in the /etc/uucp/Devices File

Structure of the Dialer-Token-Pairs Field in the /etc/uucp/Devices File

Protocol Definitions in /etc/uucp/Devices File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Dialers File

Enabling Hardware Flow Control in the /etc/uucp/Dialers File

Setting Parity in the /etc/uucp/Dialers File

Other Basic UUCP Configuration Files

UUCP /etc/uucp/Dialcodes File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Sysfiles File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Sysname File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Permissions File

UUCP Structuring Entries

UUCP Considerations










Combining MACHINE and LOGNAME Entries for UUCP

UUCP Forwarding

UUCP /etc/uucp/Poll File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Config File

UUCP/etc/uucp/Grades File

UUCP User-job-grade Field

UUCP System-job-grade Field

Relationship Between User and System Job Grades

Default Grade

UUCP Job-size Field

UUCP Permit-type Field

UUCP ID-list Field

Other UUCP Configuration Files

UUCP /etc/uucp/Devconfig File

UUCP /etc/uucp/Limits File

UUCP remote.unknown File

UUCP Administrative Files

UUCP Error Messages

UUCP ASSERT Error Messages

UUCP STATUS Error Messages

UUCP Numerical Error Messages

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)



Other Basic UUCP Configuration Files

You can use files in this section in addition to the Systems, Devices, and Dialers file when doing basic UUCP configuration.

UUCP /etc/uucp/Dialcodes File

The /etc/uucp/Dialcodes file enables you to define dial-code abbreviations that can be used in the Phone field in the /etc/uucp/Systems file. You can use the Dialcodes file to provide additional information about a basic phone number that is used by several systems at the same site.

Each entry has the following syntax:

Abbreviation   Dial-Sequence

This field provides the abbreviation that is used in the Phone field of the Systems file.


This field provides the dial sequence that is passed to the dialer when that particular Systems file entry is accessed.

Compare the fields in the two files. The following are the fields in the Dialcodes file.

Abbreviation   Dial-Sequence

The following are the fields in the Systems file.

System-Name   Time   Type   Speed   Phone   Chat Script

The following table contains sample content for the fields in a Dialcodes file.

Table 26-4 Entries in the Dialcodes File


In the first row, NY is the abbreviation to appear in the Phone field of the Systems file. For example, the Systems file might have the following entry:


When uucico reads NY in the Systems file, uucico searches the Dialcodes file for NY and obtains the dialing sequence 1=212. 1=212 is the dialing sequence that is needed for any phone call to New York City. This sequence includes the number 1, an “equal sign” (=) meaning pause and wait for a secondary dial tone, and the area code 212. uucico sends this information to the dialer, then returns to the Systems file for the remainder of the phone number, 5551212.

The entry jt 9=847- would work with a Phone field such as jt7867 in the Systems file. When uucico reads the entry that contains jt7867 in the Systems file, uucico sends the sequence 9=847-7867 to the dialer, if the token in the dialer-token pair is \T.

UUCP /etc/uucp/Sysfiles File

The /etc/uucp/Sysfiles file lets you assign different files to be used by uucp and cu as Systems, Devices, and Dialers files. For more information about cu, see the cu(1C) man page. You can use Sysfiles for the following:

The syntax of the Sysfiles file is as follows:

service=w systems=x:x dialers=y:y devices=z:z 

Represents uucico, cu, or both commands separated by a colon


Represents one or more files to be used as the Systems file, with each file name separated by a colon and read in the order that it is presented


Represents one or more files to be used as the Dialers file


Represents one or more files to be used as the Devices file

Each file name is assumed to be relative to the /etc/uucp directory unless a full path is given.

The following sample, /etc/uucp/Sysfiles, defines a local Systems file (Local_Systems) in addition to the standard /etc/uucp/Systems file:

service=uucico:cu systems=Systems :Local_Systems 

When this entry is in /etc/uucp/Sysfiles, both uucico and cu first check in the standard /etc/uucp/Systems. If the system being called does not have an entry in that file, or if the entries in the file fail, then both commands check /etc/uucp/Local_Systems.

As specified in the previous entry, cu and uucico share the Dialers and Devices files.

When different Systems files are defined for uucico and cu services, your machine stores two different lists of Systems. You can print the uucico list by using the uuname command or the cu list by using the uuname -C command. The following is another example of the file, which shows that the alternate files are consulted first and the default files are consulted if necessary:

service=uucico systems=Systems.cico:Systems   
  dialers=Dialers.cico:Dialers \ 
  service=cu \ \

UUCP /etc/uucp/Sysname File

Every machine that uses UUCP must have an identifying name, often referred to as the node name. The node name appears in the remote machine's /etc/uucp/Systems file, along with the chat script and other identifying information. Normally, UUCP uses the same node name as is returned by the uname -n command, which is also used by TCP/IP.

You can specify a UUCP node name independent of the TCP/IP host name by creating the /etc/uucp/Sysname file. The file has a one-line entry that contains the UUCP node name for your system.