SUMMARY: Time of day and terminal authentication on Solaris

From: Jeff Kennedy (
Date: Tue Feb 16 1999 - 11:24:02 CST

Thanks to:
Kevin Sheehan
Nick Hindley

Both said that Solaris out-of-the-box does not do this. There is the
possibility that the C2 addition may allow this or something similar.

Jeff Kennedy


I have read in my "Practical UNIX and Internet Security" book that some
OS's allow authentication not only by username and password but also by
time of day and terminal. Is this possible on Solaris?

I have read through my library of O'Reilly books and haven't found anything
on this, so I'm coming to the conclusion that it's not possible by the OS,
only by script. I've also tried running through my man pages but nothing
came up there either.

There is a sample ksh script in the book that I could use but if the OS
will do it I'd rather use that.

Thanks again,

Jeff Kennedy
(I feel like I'm using this list too much but all the questions I come up
with don't have answers in my books or man pages.)

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