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XRLOGIN(1)		    General Commands Manual		    XRLOGIN(1)

NAME
       xrlogin - start an xterm	that uses rlogin or telnet to connect to a re-
       mote host

SYNOPSIS
       xrlogin [-l username] [-telnet] [xterm options] remote-host

DESCRIPTION
       Xrlogin opens an	xterm window and runs rlogin or	telnet to login	 to  a
       remote host.

       Xrlogin	automatically  passes the -name	argument to xterm with a value
       of "xterm-hostname" where hostname is the  name	of  the	 remote	 host.
       This  allows  the  user to specify resources in their server's resource
       manager which are specific to xterms from a given host.	 For  example,
       this  feature  can  be used to make all xterm windows to	a given	remote
       host be the same	color or use a specific	font or	start up in a specific
       place  on  the screen.  Xrsh(1) passes the same string so they are com-
       patible in this regard.

       Xrlogin specifies that the default title	for  the  new  xterm  will  be
       "hostname" where	hostname is the	name of	the remote host.  This and the
       -name argument above can	be overridden with xterm-options on  the  com-
       mand line.

       One could also use xrlogin's sister command xrsh(1) to open a window to
       a remote	host.  In the case of xrsh, the	xterm would run	on the	remote
       host  and  use X	as the connection protocol while xrlogin would run the
       xterm on	the local host and use rlogin or telnet	as the connection pro-
       tocol.  See xrsh(1) for a discussion of the merits of each scheme.

OPTIONS
       -l username
	      When  not	 using -telnet,	use username as	the id to login	to the
	      remote host.

       -telnet
	      Use the -telnet protocol	to  open  the  connection  instead  of
	      rlogin.	In  general rlogin is preferred	because	it can be con-
	      figured to not prompt the	user for a password.  Rlogin also  au-
	      tomatically  propagates window size change signals (SIGWINCH) to
	      the remote host so that applications running there will learn of
	      a	new window size.  Use of telnet	provided mostly	for hosts that
	      don't support rlogin.

COMMON PROBLEMS
       Make sure that the local	host is	specified in the .rhosts file  on  the
       remote  host  or	 in  the  remote  hosts	 /etc/hosts.equiv  file.   See
       rlogin(1) for more information.

EXAMPLES
       xrlogin -bg red yoda
	      Start a local red	xterm which connects to	the remote  host  yoda
	      using rlogin.

       xrlogin -telnet c70
	      Open  a  local xterm which connects to the remote	host c70 using
	      telnet.

SEE ALSO
       xrsh(1),	rlogin(1), telnet(1)

AUTHOR
       James J.	Dempsey	 <jjd@jjd.com>	and  Stephen  Gildea  <gildea@intouch-
       sys.com>.

X Version 11			   Release 6			    XRLOGIN(1)

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