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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)