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HOSTS.EQUIV(5)		    BSD	File Formats Manual		HOSTS.EQUIV(5)

NAME
     hosts.equiv, .rhosts -- trusted remote host and user name data base

DESCRIPTION
     The hosts.equiv and .rhosts files contain information regarding trusted
     hosts and users on	the network.  For each host a single line should be
     present with the following	information:

     simple

	   hostname [username]

     or	the more verbose

	   [+-][hostname|@netgroup] [[+-][username|@netgroup]]

     A "@" indicates a host by netgroup	or user	by netgroup.  A	single "+"
     matches all hosts or users.  A host name with a leading "-" will reject
     all matching hosts	and all	their users.  A	user name with leading "-"
     will reject all matching users from matching hosts.

     Items are separated by any	number of blanks and/or	tab characters.	 A "#"
     indicates the beginning of	a comment; characters up to the	end of the
     line are not interpreted by routines which	search the file.

     Host names	are specified in the conventional Internet DNS dotted-domains
     "." (dot) notation	using the inet_addr(3) routine from the	Internet ad-
     dress manipulation	library, inet(3).  Host	names may contain any print-
     able character other than a field delimiter, newline, or comment charac-
     ter.

     For security reasons, a user's .rhosts file will be ignored if it is not
     a regular file, or	if it is not owned by the user,	or if it is writable
     by	anyone other than the user.

FILES
     /etc/hosts.equiv	  The hosts.equiv file resides in /etc.
     $HOME/.rhosts	  .rhosts file resides in $HOME.

EXAMPLES
	   bar.com foo

     Trust user	"foo" from host	"bar.com".

	   +@allclient

     Trust all hosts from netgroup "allclient".

	   +@allclient -@dau

     Trust all hosts from netgroup "allclient" and their users except users
     from netgroup "dau".

SEE ALSO
     rcp(1), rlogin(1),	rsh(1),	gethostbyname(3), inet(3), innetgr(3),
     ruserok(3), netgroup(5), ifconfig(8), yp(8)

BUGS
     This manual page is incomplete.  For more information read	the source in
     src/lib/libc/net/rcmd.c or	the SunOS manual page.

BSD			       December	25, 2013			   BSD

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