devassign - device assignment database file for a trusted system
The system supports a single device assignment database that contains
entries for local login terminals.
The format of the terminal control database file is identical to other
trusted system authentication database files. For more information on
the file format, see authcap(4). The file consists of keyword field
identifiers and values for those fields. The keyword identifiers
supported and their use include:
v_devs This field specifies a comma separated list of aliases
that refer to the same device defined by the entry. Use
of this field avoids the need to replicate device
assignment database entries for all device aliases.
v_type This field specifies the device that is described by
the entry. Device types supported include:
terminal The device is assigned as a local
login terminal device.
v_users This field, if specified, contains a comma separated
list of user names that are permitted to use the device
for login or the import/export of data. If the list is
not present, all users are permitted to use the device.
If the list is present, it is searched for a match by
the login program to determine if the user is permitted
to use the device.
The following is an example of a device assignment database entry for
a terminal device assigned as a login device:
Remote terminals (ptys) should not be added to the devassign or ttys
databases. Device name formats treated as ptys by login are:
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pty[x][y] where x is a letter, and y is a hex number
tty[x][y] where x is a letter, and y is a hex number
devassign was developed by HP.
login(1), getdvagent(3), ttys(4), authcap(4), default(4).
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