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Foreign(4)							   Foreign(4)



NAME
  Foreign - Logs contact attempts from unknown systems

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/lib/uucp/.Admin/Foreign

DESCRIPTION

  The /usr/lib/uucp/.Admin/Foreign file	lists access attempts by unknown sys-
  tems.	 The /usr/lib/uucp/remote.unknown shell	script appends an entry	to
  the Foreign file each	time a remote computer that is not listed in the
  local	/usr/lib/uucp/Systems file attempts to communicate with	that local
  system.

  Someone with superuser authority can customize entries in the	Foreign	file
  to fit the needs of a	specific site by modifying the remote.unknown shell
  script.

EXAMPLES

  The following	is a sample entry in the Foreign file:

  Wed Sep 20 20:38:22 CDT 1989:	call from the system merlin


  System merlin, which is not listed in	the /usr/lib/uucp/Systems file,
  attempted to log in on September 20 at 10:38 p.m., but the uucp program did
  not allow the	unknown	system to log in.

FILES

  /usr/lib/uucp/Permissions
	    Describes access permissions for remote systems

  /usr/lib/uucp/Systems
	    Describes accessible remote	systems

  /usr/lib/uucp/remote.unknown
	    Records contacts from unknown systems in the Foreign file

  /usr/lib/uucp/.Admin/*
	    Contains the Foreign file and other	uucp administrative files

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Commands: uucp(1), uudemon.cleanu(4),	uux(1)

  Daemons: cron(8), uucico(8), uuxqt(1)