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4.3 TRANSLATION Section

The ‘TRANSLATION’ section specifies how to translate remote or local user names, or host names or addresses, to local user names. The ‘TRANSLATION’ section is available only in the system configuration file. The syntax is:

---BEGIN TRANSLATION---
translate  [user@]address into  username
...
---END---

address means host name or IP address. You can also specify ‘0.0.0.0’, and it means any address (‘INADDR_ANY’).

For example:

BEGIN TRANSLATION
translate jack@example.net into john
END

This rule will allows the remote user ‘jack’ at ‘example.net’ to use the configuration file of the local user ‘john’.

In the contrast, this statement:

translate example.net into john

means that all users at ‘example.net’ are allowed to use the local john’s configuration file.


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