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Foreign

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NAME

Foreign - Logs contact attempts from unknown systems  

SYNOPSIS

/usr/lib/uucp/.Admin/Foreign  

DESCRIPTION

The /usr/lib/uucp/.Admin/Foreign file lists access attempts by unknown systems. The /usr/lib/uucp/remote.unknown shell script appends an entry to the Foreign file each time a remote computer that is not listed in the local /usr/lib/uucp/Systems file attempts to communicate with that local system.

Someone with superuser authority can customize entries in the Foreign file to fit the needs of a specific site by modifying the remote.unknown shell script.  

EXAMPLES

The following is a sample entry in the Foreign file:

Wed Sep 20 20:38:22 CDT 1989: call from the system merlin

System merlin, which is not listed in the /usr/lib/uucp/Systems file, attempted to log in on September 20 at 10:38 p.m., but the uucp program did not allow the unknown system to log in.  

FILES

Describes access permissions for remote systems Describes accessible remote systems Records contacts from unknown systems in the Foreign file Contains the Foreign file and other uucp administrative files  

RELATED INFORMATION

Commands: uucp(1), uudemon.cleanu(4), uux(1)

Daemons: cron(8), uucico(8), uuxqt(1) delim off


 

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DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
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RELATED INFORMATION

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