/etc/decnet.proxy(5) DECnet proxy file


/etc/decnet.proxy is an ASCII file which contains mappings of remote DECnet users to local users. It is used by fal(8) when no username and password have been explicitly given to determine whether a user is allowed to access files and also whose files they will get access to.

There is one entry per line, and each line has the following format:

node::remoteuser localuser

The field descriptions are:

The name or number of the remote node. If this is a name it must appear in decnet.conf(5) otherwise a DECnet node address should be used. This field is a regular expression: If you want to match a single nodename then you must use the anchors ^ and $ either side of the name.
a regular expression that may match one or more remote user names. If you want to match a single user then you must use the anchors ^ and $ either side of the name.
The name of a user on the local machine or a single asterisk (*) in which case the remote username will be substituted.

Comments start with a hash mark and continue to the end of that line. They may be on a dedicated line or following an entry.


 # proxy configuration for fal.
 ^tramp$::^test$ christine  # Explicitly convert 'test' on tramp to 'christine'
 ^zaphod$::.*    none     # Disable proxies from zaphod (assuming you don't
                          #   have a user called 'none')
 .*::.* decnet            # Like a default DECnet account
 .*::.* *                 # Equivalent to VMS *::* * proxy (make this last
                          #   if you use it)