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RLOGIN(1)               FreeBSD General Commands Manual              RLOGIN(1)

NAME
     rlogin - remote login

SYNOPSIS
     rlogin [-468DEd] [-e char] [-i localname] [-l username] host

DESCRIPTION
     The rlogin utility starts a terminal session on a remote host host.

     The rlogin utility first attempts to use the Kerberos authorization
     mechanism, described below.  If the remote host does not support Kerberos
     the standard Berkeley rhosts authorization mechanism is used.

     The following options are available:

     -4    Use IPv4 addresses only.

     -6    Use IPv6 addresses only.

     -8    Allow an eight-bit input data path at all times; otherwise parity
           bits are stripped except when the remote side's stop and start
           characters are other than ^S/^Q.

     -D    Set the TCP_NODELAY socket option which can improve interactive
           response at the expense of increased network load.

     -E    Stop any character from being recognized as an escape character.
           When used with the -8 option, this provides a completely
           transparent connection.

     -d    Turn on socket debugging (see setsockopt(2)) on the TCP sockets
           used for communication with the remote host.

     -e    Allow user specification of the escape character, which is ``~'' by
           default.  This specification may be as a literal character, or as
           an octal value in the form \nnn.

     -i    Allow the caller to specify a different local name to be used for
           authentication.  This option is restricted to processes with uid 0.

     -l    Specify a different username for the remote login.  If this option
           is not specified, your local username will be used.

     A line of the form ``<escape char>.'' disconnects from the remote host.
     Similarly, the line ``<escape char>^Z'' will suspend the rlogin session,
     and ``<escape char><delayed-suspend char>'' suspends the send portion of
     the rlogin session, but allows output from the remote system.  By
     default, the tilde (``~'') character is the escape character, and
     normally control-Y (``^Y'') is the delayed-suspend character.

     All echoing takes place at the remote site, so that (except for delays)
     the rlogin is transparent.  Flow control via ^S/^Q and flushing of input
     and output on interrupts are handled properly.

KERBEROS AUTHENTICATION
     Each user may have a private authorization list in the file .klogin in
     their home directory.  Each line in this file should contain a Kerberos
     principal name of the form principal.instance@realm.  If the originating
     user is authenticated to one of the principals named in .klogin, access
     is granted to the account.  The principal accountname.@localrealm is
     granted access if there is no .klogin file.  Otherwise a login and
     password will be prompted for on the remote machine as in login(1).  To
     avoid certain security problems, the .klogin file must be owned by the
     remote user.

     If Kerberos authentication fails, a warning message is printed and the
     standard Berkeley rlogin is used instead.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variable is utilized by rlogin:

     TERM  Determines the user's terminal type.

SEE ALSO
     login(1), rsh(1), telnet(1), setsockopt(2), kerberos(3),
     krb_realmofhost(3), krb_sendauth(3), ruserok(3), tty(4), auth.conf(5),
     hosts(5), hosts.equiv(5), rlogind(8), rshd(8)

FILES
     /etc/hosts
     /etc/hosts.equiv
     /etc/auth.conf
     $HOME/.rhosts
     $HOME/.klogin

HISTORY
     The rlogin command appeared in 4.2BSD.

     IPv6 support was added by WIDE/KAME project.

BUGS
     The rlogin utility will be replaced by telnet(1) in the near future.

     More of the environment should be propagated.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE       September 26, 2003       FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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