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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
       authentication  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 (miquels@cistron.nl)

SEE ALSO

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

                                 Apr 20, 1999                         UUCPD(8)