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gnuspool.hosts - hosts description file
gnuspool.hosts is used to inform the GNUspool spooler and document
management system, and in particular spshed(8) and xtnetserv(8), which
other host machines are to be attached.
The host machines should in general be provided for in the standard
file /etc/hosts or via the DNS.
The file consists of comment lines introduced by the # character, and
of lines consisting of up to 4 fields, of which only the first is
mandatory. These fields are as follows:
This is the name of the host as given in the /etc/hosts file.
Alternatively an internet address of the form 184.108.40.206 may be
given if necessary and an alias is provided on the next field, but this
is not recommended.
This is the name of an alias to be used in preference to the host name
to refer to the machine. To be particularly beneficial, this should be
shorter than the host name.
If this field is not required, but subsequent fields are required, then
the alias name may be replaced by a single - sign.
This is a comma-separated list of markers to denote information about
the connection. The currently-supported markers are probe,
dos(username) and manual, any or all of which may be specified.
probe Indicates that a datagram should be sent, and a reply awaited,
from the host, before a full-blown connection is attempted.
This is recommended wherever possible, or it is not sure in
which order machines are booted.
manual indicates that no connection at all is attempted. To connect to
the machine in question, then gspl-conn(1) should be invoked.
trusted indicates that the host is "trusted" by the current machine,
which transmits information about Windows clients and their
password validations, so the other host need not make such
indicates that no connection is attempted; the current machine
is acting as a server for Windows clients. The specified
username is to be considered as the owner of any jobs
submitted, and the user to whom charges should be applied and
to which privileges apply; see gspl-user(1).
If (username) is omitted, then the Windows user is assumed,
which should correspond to a user name on the host system.
Indicates that the whole entry identifies a "roaming user" who
might be using one of several Windows clients, possibly with IP
addresses assigned via DHCP. The host name in this case is
replaced by the Windows user name, and the alias gives the Unix
user name if different.
If (machine) is specified, then a password is demanded at the
Windows client if the client's IP address does not match that
Is a synonym for client(username) kept for historical reasons.
Is a synonym for clientuser(username) kept for historical
Is a synonym for client (no username) kept for future
pwchk Always demand the user's Unix password when first starting up.
This gives a timeout value in seconds after which the interface is to
be considered closed following a connection or alternatively to await a
connection after a probe request.
A default of 1000 seconds applies if none is specified.
In the case of Windows clients, the "login" is considered to be dropped
after this time, and the user may be asked for a password again.
On some machines, the "local" host address may be different from that
obtained by looking at the result of gethostname(3). To specify a
different address for "this" machine, a line of the form:
may be specified, but this must precede all other host names in the
gnuspool.hosts hosts description file
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