securettys - Secure terminal database file
Security Note The terminal database file used on a trusted
system is /etc/auth/system/ttys and is documented in the
ttys(4) reference page.
The /etc/securettys file specifies the tty lines that are
considered secure and permit logins as root.
Each line in the file contains the pathname of the special
file for a terminal. A number sign (#) character can be
used for comments. The following example is typical and
allows root to log in from the console, from the X-display,
and from tty00:
# Terminal lines for root logins # /dev/console :0
If this file does not exist, root can log in only from the
To allow root to log in from any pseudoterminal, add the
keyword ptys to this file. (This keyword does not require
the /dev prefix.)
Specifies the pathname of the file.
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