rlogin - Connects the local host with a remote host
rlogin [-8] [-e character] [-l user] remote_host
The remote login command (rlogin) logs into
and connects your local terminal to the remote host.
Allows an 8-bit data path at all times. Otherwise, unless
the Stop and Continue key sequences on the remote host are not standard,
uses a 7-bit data path and the eighth (high) bit of each
byte is stripped.
Changes the Escape character. Substitute the character you
Changes the remote username to the one you specify. Otherwise,
your local username is used at the remote host.
The remote terminal type is the same as that given in the local TERM environment variable. The terminal or window size is also the same, if the remote host supports them, and any changes in size are transferred. All echoing takes place at the remote host, so except for delays, the terminal connection is transparent. Pressing the Stop and Continue key sequences stops and starts the flow of information, and the input and output buffers are flushed on Interrupts. The rlogin command can only be used to connect to systems that are running the rlogind daemon.
On systems that do not support rlogin, you can use telnet (if supported) as an alternative.
If you do not specify the -l option, the local username is used at the remote host. If -l user is specified, the username entered is used at the remote host. In either case, the remote host allows access only if one or both of the following conditions is satisfied: The local host is included in the remote host's /etc/hosts.equiv file, the local user is not the superuser, and the -l user option is not specified. The local host is included in a $HOME/.rhosts file in the home directory of the remote user account. If -l user is specified, the local username must also be included in the .rhosts file.
If neither of these conditions is met and a password is defined for the remote user account, the remote host prompts for a password. The remote password file is checked to verify the password entered, and the login prompt is displayed if the password is not correct. Pressing the End-of-File key sequence at the login prompt ends the remote login attempt.
For security reasons, any $HOME/.rhosts file must be owned by either the remote user or the root user and should have permissions set to 600 (read and write by owner only).
In addition to the preceding conditions, rlogin also allows access to the remote host if the remote user account does not have a password defined. However, for security reasons, use of a password on all user accounts is recommended.
Unless otherwise modified by the
option, the standard
Escape character for disconnecting from the remote host is a ~ (tilde). The
Escape character is only recognized by the remote host if it occurs at the
beginning of a line. Otherwise, the Escape character is sent to the remote
host as a normal character. To send the Escape character to the remote host
as a normal character at the beginning of a line, press the Escape character
twice. Pressing the Escape character and a (dot) (for example, ~.) immediately
disconnects the local terminal from the remote host.
In the following examples, the local host is listed in the /etc/hosts.equiv file at the remote host: To log in to a remote host with your local username, enter: $ rlogin host2 Password: <Enter password>
Specifies remote hosts from which users can execute commands
on the local host (provided these users have an account on the local host).
Specifies remote users who can use a local user account.
Commands: rcp(1), rsh(1), rlogind(8), telnet(1)