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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Login and Logout Procedures

The following sections cover command-line login and logout procedures. Keep in mind that from the system console, a GUI can be used to log in to the Solaris CDE.

Logging in to a Solaris 8 System

The login(1) command is used to log in to (or into or on to) a system. When a connection is made to a system via the network or terminal, the login command is typically used to interact with the user to prompt for and obtain a user account name and password. This information is then compared to entries in the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files to determine whether the user should be given access to the system. If so, the login shell specified in the /etc/passwd file is started to give the user an interface to the system. If ...

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