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Commands Reference, Volume 5

uuxqt Daemon


Executes Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) remote command requests.


uuxqt-e ] [  -sSystemName ] [  -xDebugLevel ]


The Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) uuxqt daemon executes commands on designated remote systems.

The uuxqt daemon on each networked system periodically searches the spool directory for remote execute (X.*) files. These files are sent to the directory by the uucico daemon in response to a uux command.

When it finds X.* files, the uuxqt daemon checks each file to make sure that:

If the data files are present and the requesting system has the appropriate permissions, the uuxqt daemon executes the commands.

Note: The uuxqt command is usually executed from the uudemon.hour command, a shell procedure, and not entered from the command line. You must have root user privileges to issue the uuxqt command from the command line.


-e Enables file expansion.
-sSystemName Designates the remote system to be contacted. Use only when starting the uuxqt command manually. The system name is supplied internally when the uuxqt command is started automatically.

Note: System names can contain only ASCII characters.
-xDebugLevel Displays debugging information on the screen of the local system. The DebugLevel variable is a single digit between 0 and 9, with a default of 5. The higher the DebugLevel variable, the more detailed the debugging information.


Access Control: You must have root authority to start the uuxqt daemon from the command line.


To start the uuxqt daemon for debugging, enter:
/usr/sbin/uucp/uuxqt -svenus -x7

This instructs the command to contact remote system venus and provide fairly detailed information about the contact.


/usr/sbin/uucp/uuxqt Contains the uuxqt daemon.
/etc/locks Contains lock files that prevent multiple uses of devices and multiple calls to systems.
/etc/uucp/Maxuuxqts Limits remote command executions.
/etc/uucp/Permissions Describes access permissions for remote systems.
/var/spool/uucp/* Contain the execute and data files.

Related Information

The uucp command, uudemon.hour command, uustat command, uux command.

The cron daemon, uucico daemon.

Understanding the BNU File and Directory Structure, Understanding the BNU Daemons, Understanding BNU Security in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.

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