remote.unknown - Logs access attempts by unknown remote systems
The /usr/lib/uucp/remote.unknown file contains a shell procedure. It is
executed by the uucp program when a remote computer that is not listed in
the local /usr/lib/uucp/Systems file attempts to communicate with that
local system. The uucp program does not permit the unknown remote system
to connect with the local system. Instead, the remote.unknown shell pro-
cedure appends an entry to the file /usr/spool/uucp/.Admin/Foreign.
Modify the remote.unknown file to fit the needs of your site. For example,
to allow unknown systems to contact your system, remove the execute permis-
sions for the remote.unknown file. You can also modify the shell script to
send mail to the uucp administrator or to recognize certain systems and
Only someone with superuser authority can edit the remote.unknown file,
which is owned by the uucp program login ID.
Contains all configuration files for uucp, including the
Describes accessible remote systems
Lists access attempts by unknown systems