System Administration Guide
Chapter 5, Maintaining system security

Cannot access terminal control database entry

Cannot access terminal control database entry

This message means that a terminal device file entry is missing from the Terminal Control database. To ensure that all terminal devices that appear in /dev are recorded in the Terminal Control database (/etc/auth/system/ttys), log in as root and enter these commands:

ttyupd
/tcb/bin/ale /etc/auth/system/ttys pttyupd

The first command ensures that all tty device entries in /etc/inittab have an entry in the Terminal Control database. The second command performs a similar function with respect to pseudo-ttys (for example, /dev/ttyp1).


WARNING: Do not attempt to edit the Terminal Control database by hand.