BNU login IDs

The startup shell for BNU login IDs is the uucico daemon (/usr/sbin/uucp/uucico).

When remote systems call your system, they automatically start the uucico daemon on your system. Login IDs for BNU have a uucp group ID of 5.

Login IDs used by remote systems need passwords. In order to prevent security from prompting a new BNU login ID for a new password when the remote system logs in, you must set the password as soon as you create the account. To do this, use the passwd command followed by the pwdadm command. For example, to set a password for the login ID nuucp, log in as the root user and enter the following commands:

passwd nuucp
pwadm -f NOCHECK 

The system prompts you for a password for the nuucp login ID. Completing these steps allows the remote system to log in without being immediately prompted for a new password (which the batch-oriented nuucp login ID cannot provide).

After creating the login ID for a remote system, notify that system BNU administrator of the login ID and password to access your system.

A user with root authority can set up a BNU administrative login ID. This is useful if you want to delegate BNU administration duties to a user without root authority. The BNU administrative login ID should have password security, a UID of 5, and be in a uucp group ID 5. The login shell for the administrative login should be the /usr/bin/sh program (instead of the uucico daemon). Giving the BNU administrative login a UID of 5 causes it to have the same privileges as the uucp login ID. Thus, for security, remote systems should not be allowed to log in as the BNU administrator.