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UUCPD(8)                 Linux Administrator's Manual                 UUCPD(8)



NAME
       uucpd, in.uucpd - run uucico from inetd

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/in.uucpd

DESCRIPTION
       Uucpd  is  a program run from inetd when inetd detects a connect on the
       uucp port (usually 540 ). It uses pam to authenticate users. If  access
       by  pam  would be granted, and the first six letters of the basename of
       the shell match the word uucico then an utmp and wtmp entry are written
       and  the  users shell is invoked.  The uucpd process stays around until
       uucico exits, then updates the utmp and wtmp files once more.


OPTIONS
       None.

NOTES
       Uucico also has the possibility to check for loginname/password  itself
       directly,  instead  of  needing a frontend uucpd. However that does not
       work if the system has shadow passwords, or any other way of  authenti-
       cation  which  requires root priviliges. Also, no utmp/wtmp records are
       written.

       If you want to define UUCP  accounts  outside  the  password  file  (eg
       through   /etc/uucp/passwd   )   you   need  to  call  uucico  -l  from
       /etc/inetd.conf instead of in.uucpd


AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg (miquelsATcistron.nl)

SEE ALSO
       inetd(8), inetd.conf(5), uucico(8)



                                 Apr 20, 1999                         UUCPD(8)