Available only on Sun 386i systems running a SunOS 4.0.x release or earlier. Not a SunOS 4.1 release feature.
logintool is started by getty.8 to display a full screen window for logging in. It cannot be run from the shell. It is more attractive than the traditional `login: ' prompt, and also provides help for the person without a username and information about the workstation.
logintool is normally invoked on the console by getty.8 and works only on a frame buffer.
If the newlogin policy in the policies Network Information Service (NIS) map is set to unrestricted, then logintool may create new user accounts in the NIS service. The account resides on the local system if it is diskful, or on the system's boot server if the local system is diskless.
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the name has changed.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97