Managing Serial Networks Using UUCP and PPP in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

UUCP Structuring Entries

Each entry is a logical line, with physical lines terminated by a backslash (\) to indicate continuation. Entries are composed of options that are delimited by a blank space. Each option is a name-value pair in the following format:


Values can be colon-separated lists. No blank space is allowed within an option assignment.

Comment lines begin with a pound sign (#) and occupy the entire line up to a newline character. Blank lines are ignored, even within multiple-line entries.

    The types of Permissions file entries are as follows:

  • LOGNAME – Specifies the permissions that become effective when a remote computer logs in to (calls) your computer.

    Note - When a remote machine calls you, its identity is questionable unless the remote machine has a unique login and verifiable password.
  • MACHINE – Specifies permissions that become effective when your computer logs in to (calls) a remote computer.

LOGNAME entries contain a –LOGNAME option. MACHINE entries contain a –MACHINE option. One entry can contain both options.