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device_maps(4)                   File Formats                   device_maps(4)



NAME
       device_maps - device_maps file

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/security/device_maps

DESCRIPTION
       The  device_maps  file  contains  access control information about each
       physical device. Each device is represented by a one line entry of  the
       form:


       device-name : device-type : device-list :



       where

       device-name             This  is  an  arbitrary ASCII string naming the
                               physical device. This field contains no  embed-
                               ded white space or non-printable characters.



       device-type             This  is  an  arbitrary ASCII string naming the
                               generic device type. This field identifies  and
                               groups  together  devices  of  like  type. This
                               field contains no embedded white space or  non-
                               printable characters.



       device-list             This  is  a  list  of  the device special files
                               associated with the physical device. This field
                               contains  valid  device special file path names
                               separated by white space.




       The device_maps file is an ASCII file that resides in the /etc/security
       directory.

       Lines  in  device_maps  can  end with a `\' to continue an entry on the
       next line.

       Comments may also be included. A `#' makes a  comment  of  all  further
       text until the next NEWLINE not immediately preceded by a `\'.

       Leading and trailing blanks are allowed in any of the fields.

       The  device_maps  file  must  be  created  by  the system administrator
       bef\ore device allocation is enabled.

       This file is owned by root, with a group of sys, and a mode of 0644.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: A sample device_maps file

       # scsi tape
       st1:\
       rmt:\
       /dev/rst21 /dev/nrst21 /dev/rst5 /dev/nrst5 /dev/rst13 \
       /dev/nrst13 /dev/rst29 /dev/nrst29 /dev/rmt/1l /dev/rmt/1m \
       /dev/rmt/1 /dev/rmt/1h /dev/rmt/1u /dev/rmt/1ln /dev/rmt/1mn \
       /dev/rmt/1n /dev/rmt/1hn /dev/rmt/1un /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/1bn:\


FILES
       /etc/security/device_maps


SEE ALSO
       allocate(1), bsmconv(1M), deallocate(1), dminfo(1M), list_devices(1)

NOTES
       The functionality described in this man page is available only  if  the
       Basic  Security Module (BSM) has been enabled. See bsmconv(1M) for more
       information.



SunOS 5.10                        16 Jan 2001                   device_maps(4)