LOGINTOOL(8) System Manager's Manual LOGINTOOL(8)
logintool - graphic login interface
Available only on Sun 386i systems running a SunOS 4.0.x release or
earlier. Not a SunOS 4.1 release feature.
logintool is started by getty(8) to display a full screen window for
logging in. It cannot be run from the shell. It is more attractive
than the traditional `login: ' prompt, and also provides help for the
person without a username and information about the workstation.
logintool is normally invoked on the console by getty(8), and works
only on a frame buffer.
If the newlogin policy in the policies Network Information Service
(NIS) map is set to unrestricted, then logintool may create new user
accounts in the NIS service. The account resides on the local system
if it is diskful, or on the system's boot server if the local system is
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow
Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the
name has changed.
19 February 1988 LOGINTOOL(8)