slhosts - File containing information on how to configure SLIP links
The slhosts file is the file that contains information for configuring SLIP
links. If the system is configured to answer calls, the following events
+ 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:
Specifies the login name of remote dial-up host. It is used to match
the entry in this file.
Specifies the SLIP host name or address of remote dial-up host.
Specifies the SLIP host name or address of local host.
Specifies the netmask to be used for the SLIP link.
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
Path name for the slhosts file.
Network Administration: Connections