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

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Updated: July 2014

Setting Up UUCP Security

The default /etc/uucp/Permissions file provides the maximum amount of security for your UUCP links. The default Permissions file contains no entries.

    You can set additional parameters for each remote machine to define the following:

  • Ways that the remote machine can receive files from your machine

  • Directories for which the remote machine has read and write permission

  • Commands that the remote machine can use for remote execution

A typical Permissions entry follows:

MACHINE=datsun LOGNAME=Udatsun VALIDATE=datsun 

This entry allows files to be sent and be received to and from the “normal” UUCP directories, not from anywhere in the system. The entry also causes the UUCP user name to be validated at login time.