The device_maps file contains access control information about each physical device. Each device is represented by a one line entry of the form:
device-name : device-type : device-list :
The device_maps file is an ASCII file that resides in the /etc/security directory.
Lines in device_maps can end with a `\' to continue an entry on the next line.
Comments may also be included. A `#' makes a comment of all further text until the next NEWLINE not immediately preceded by a `\'.
Leading and trailing blanks are allowed in any of the fields.
The device_maps file must be created by the system administrator bef\ore device allocation is enabled.
This file is owned by root, with a group of sys, and a mode of 0644.
Example 1 A Sample device_maps File
The following is a sample device_maps file:
# scsi tape st1:\ rmt:\ /dev/rst21 /dev/nrst21 /dev/rst5 /dev/nrst5 /dev/rst13 \ /dev/nrst13 /dev/rst29 /dev/nrst29 /dev/rmt/1l /dev/rmt/1m \ /dev/rmt/1 /dev/rmt/1h /dev/rmt/1u /dev/rmt/1ln /dev/rmt/1mn \ /dev/rmt/1n /dev/rmt/1hn /dev/rmt/1un /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/1bn:\
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
allocate(1), bsmconv(1M), deallocate(1), list_devices(1), dminfo(1M), device_allocate(4), attributes(5)
The functionality described in this man page is available only if Solaris Auditing has been enabled. See bsmconv(1M) for more information.
On systems configured with Trusted Extensions, the functionality is enabled by default. On such systems, the device_allocate(4) file is updated automatically by the system.