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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 UUCP Configuration Files

This section describes three less-frequently modified files that impact the use of UUCP facilities.

UUCP /etc/uucp/Devconfig File

The /etc/uucp/Devconfig file enables you to configure devices by service, such as uucp or cu. Devconfig entries define the STREAMS modules that are used for a particular device. These entries have the following format:

service=x device=y push=z[:z...]

x can be cu, uucico, or both services separated by a colon. y is the name of a network and must match an entry in the Devices file. z is replaced by the names of STREAMS modules in the order that they are to be pushed onto the Stream. Different modules and devices can be defined for cu and uucp services.

The following entries are for a STARLAN network and would most commonly be used in the file:

service=cu       device=STARLAN     push=ntty:tirdwr 
service=uucico   device=STARLAN     push=ntty:tirdwr 

This example pushes ntty, then tirdwr.

UUCP /etc/uucp/Limits File

The /etc/uucp/Limits file controls the maximum number of simultaneous uucicos, uuxqts, and uuscheds that are running in the uucp networking. In most situations, the default values are acceptable and no changes are needed. If you want to change them, however, use any text editor.

The format of the Limits file is as follows:

service=x max=y:

x can be uucico, uuxqt or uusched, and y is the limit that is permitted for that service. The fields can be in any order and in lowercase.

The following entries should most commonly be used in the Limits file:

service=uucico max=5 
service=uuxqt max=5 
service=uusched max=2 

The example allows five uucicos, five uuxqts, and two uuscheds to run on your machine.

UUCP remote.unknown File

The other file that affects the use of communication facilities is the remote.unknown file. This file is a binary program that executes when a machine that is not found when any of the Systems files starts a conversation. This program logs the conversation attempt and drops the connection.


Caution - If you change the permissions of the remote.unknown file so that the file cannot execute, your system accepts connections from any system.

This program executes when a machine that is not in any of the Systems starts a conversation. The program logs the conversation attempt but fails to make a connection. If you change the permissions of this file so that the file cannot execute (chmod 000 remote.unknown), your system accepts any conversation requests. This change is not trivial. You should have good reasons for making this change.