slhosts - File containing information on how to configure
The slhosts file is the file that contains information for
configuring SLIP links. If the system is configured to
answer calls, the following events occur: A getty process
prompts for a login name. If the login name matches a
SLIP user entry in the /etc/passwd file, the startslip is
run as the login shell. The startslip program reads for
the slhosts file for an entry matching the current login
name. If a matching entry is found, the line is configured
as a SLIP link, using the information in the entry.
Each entry in the slhosts file has the following syntax:
login_name remote_slip_ip local_slip_ip netmask
In this syntax: Specifies the login name of remote dial-up
host. It is used to match the entry in this file. Specifies
the SLIP host name or address of remote dial-up host.
Specifies the SLIP host name or address of local host.
Specifies the netmask to be used for the SLIP link. Specifies
a runtime option. Specify debug for logging debug
messages in the syslog daemon.log file.
Comments are indicated by the comment character (#) and
continue to the end of the line.
Note that the slhosts file is a Context-Dependent Symbolic
Link (CDSL) and must be maintained as such. See the System
Administration manual for more information.
Path name for the slhosts file.
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