Section: Linux Administrator's Manual (8)Updated: Apr 20, 1999Local indexUp
uucpd, in.uucpd - run uucico from inetd
is a program run from
when inetd detects a connect on the uucp port (usually
). 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
then an utmp and wtmp entry are written and the users shell is invoked.
The uucpd process stays around until
exits, then updates the utmp and wtmp files once more.
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 authentication
which requires root priviliges. Also, no utmp/wtmp records are written.
If you want to define UUCP accounts outside the password file (eg
) you need to call