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

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Updated: July 2014


    You can use the –CALLBACK option in LOGNAME entries to specify that no transaction occurs until the calling system is called back. The reasons to set up –CALLBACK are as follows:

  • For security purposes – If you call back a machine, you can be sure it is the right machine.

  • For accounting purposes – If you are doing long data transmissions, you can choose the machine that is billed for the longer call.

The string CALLBACK=yes specifies that your computer must call back the remote computer before any file transfers can occur.

The default for the –CALLBACK option is CALLBACK=no. If you set CALLBACK to yes, the permissions that affect the rest of the conversation must be specified in the MACHINE entry that corresponds to the caller. Do not specify these permissions in the LOGNAME, or in the LOGNAME entry that the remote machine might have set for your host.

Note -  If two sites have the –CALLBACK option set for each other, a conversation never is started.