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slhosts(4)							   slhosts(4)



NAME

  slhosts - File containing information	on how to configure SLIP links

DESCRIPTION

  The slhosts file is the file that contains information for configuring SLIP
  links.  If the system	is configured to answer	calls, the following events
  occur:

    +  A getty process prompts for a login name.

    +  If the login name matches a SLIP	user entry in the /etc/passwd file,
       the startslip is	run as the login shell.

    +  The startslip program reads for the slhosts file	for an entry matching
       the current login name.	If a matching entry is found, the line is
       configured as a SLIP link, using	the information	in the entry.

  Each entry in	the slhosts file has the following syntax:

       login_name   remote_slip_ip   local_slip_ip   netmask   option

  In this syntax:

  login_name
      Specifies	the login name of remote dial-up host.	It is used to match
      the entry	in this	file.

  remote_slip_ip
      Specifies	the SLIP host name or address of remote	dial-up	host.

  local_slip_ip
      Specifies	the SLIP host name or address of local host.

  netmask
      Specifies	the netmask to be used for the SLIP link.

  option
      Specifies	a runtime option.  Specify debug for logging debug messages
      in the syslog daemon.log file.

  Comments are indicated by the	comment	character (#) and continue to the end
  of the line.

  Note that the	slhosts	file is	a Context-Dependent Symbolic Link (CDSL) and
  must be maintained as	such.  See the System Administration manual for	more
  information.

FILES

  /etc/slhosts
	     Path name for the slhosts file.

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Commands: startslip(8)


  Network Administration: Connections