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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

dialups(5)

Name

dialups - list of terminal devices requiring a dial-up password

Synopsis

/etc/dialups

Description

dialups is an ASCII file which contains a list of terminal devices that require a dial-up password. A dial-up password is an additional password required of users who access the computer through a modem or dial-up port. The correct password must be entered before the user is granted access to the computer. The set of ports that require a dial-up password are listed in the dialups file.

Each entry in the dialups file is a single line of the form:

terminal-device

where

terminal-device

The full path name of the terminal device that will require a dial-up password for users accessing the computer through a modem or dial-up port.

The dialups file should be owned by the root user and the root group. The file should have read and write permissions for the owner ( root) only.

Examples

Example 1 A sample dialups file.

Here is a sample dialups file:

/dev/term/a
/dev/term/b
/dev/term/c

Files

/etc/d_passwd

dial-up password file

/etc/dialups

list of dial-up ports requiring dial-up passwords

See Also

d_passwd(5)