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Old 09-03-2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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question about uucp service and /etc/inetd.conf file

I just found out about /etc/inetd.conf file, as I was trying to get my
talk deamon going. One thing is not clear to me:

Couple of months ago I used uucp. I accessed my new headless solaris box from
my linux box through the serial port to configure the solaris' video card, using uucp protocol.
But now I look at my /etc/inetd.conf file and I see that uucp line had been COMMENTED all the time. Meaning my uucp service was disabled.

I know for a fact that this wasn't true, cause I used uucp. What gives?

Another question:
Services such as ssh, http, smtp are not mentioned in inetd.conf. What file is responsible for starting these up?
Old 09-03-2005, 01:11 AM   #2
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Are you really sure you used UUCP? UUCP is an ancient protocol for transferring files between *nix sysstems (it stands for Unix to Unix CoPy). I imagine what you did was just hooked up a null modem cable to the solaris system and used the standard serial interface protocol to get a shell and edit the config file. Does that sound correct? I don't think it's even possible to do something like that via UUCP because of restrictions on what files can be copied.
Old 09-03-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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I did

$ cu -l [device] -s [speed]

Isn't that what starts uucp?

I got the info here:

But I guess that wasn't uucp after all, huh?

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