saf — Service Access Facility
The Service Access Facility (SAF) is a group of daemons and administrative commands that provide a flexible administrative framework for managing service requests in an open-systems environment. Use the SAF to set up and administer port monitors so that users can log in from a terminal or a modem and can use network printing resources.
Under the SAF, systems can access services through a variety of port monitors, including ttymon, the listener, and port monitors written expressly for a user's application. The way that a port monitor observes and manages access ports is specific to the port monitor and not to any component of the SAF. You can, therefore, extend systems by developing and installing your ...