rlogin - remote login
rlogin rhost [-ec] [-8] [-c] [ -a] [-f] [-F] [-t termtype]
[-n] [-7] [-PN | -PO] [-4] [-d] [-k realm] [-x] [-L] [-l
Rlogin connects your terminal on the current local host sys-
tem lhost to the remote host system rhost.
The version built to use Kerberos authentication is very
similar to the standard Berkeley rlogin(1), except that
instead of the rhosts mechanism, it uses Kerberos authenti-
cation to determine the authorization to use a remote
Each user may have a private authorization list in a file
.k5login in his login 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 .k5login,
access is granted to the account. If there is no /.k5login
file, the principal will be granted access to the account
according to the aname->lname mapping rules. (See
krb5_anadd(8) for more details.) Otherwise a login and
password will be prompted for on the remote machine as in
login(1). To avoid some security problems, the .k5login
file must be owned by the remote user.
If there is some problem in marshaling the Kerberos authen-
tication information, an error message is printed and the
standard UCB rlogin is executed in place of the Kerberos
A line of the form ``~.'' disconnects from the remote host,
where ``~'' is the escape character. Similarly, the line
``~^Z'' (where ^Z, control-Z, is the suspend character) will
suspend the rlogin session. Substitution of the delayed-
suspend character (normally ^Y) for the suspend character
suspends the send portion of the rlogin, but allows output
from the remote system.
The remote terminal type is the same as your local terminal
type (as given in your environment TERM variable), unless
the -t option is specified (see below). The terminal or
window size is also copied to the remote system if the
server supports the option, and changes in size are
reflected as well.
All echoing takes place at the remote site, so that (except
for delays) the rlogin is transparent. Flow control via ^S
and ^Q and flushing of input and output on interrupts are
-8 allows an eight-bit input data path at all times; oth-
erwise parity bits are stripped except when the remote
side's stop and start characters are other than ^S/^Q.
Eight-bit mode is the default.
-L allows the rlogin session to be run in litout mode.
-ec sets the escape character to c. There is no space
separating this option flag and the new escape charac-
-c require confirmation before disconnecting via ``~.''
-a force the remote machine to ask for a password by send-
ing a null local username. This option has no effect
unless the standard UCB rlogin is executed in place of
the Kerberos rlogin (see above).
-f forward a copy of the local credentials to the remote
-F forward a forwardable copy of the local credentials to
the remote system.
replace the terminal type passed to the remote host
-n prevent suspension of rlogin via ``~^Z'' or ``~^Y''.
-7 force seven-bit transmissions.
-d turn on socket debugging (via setsockopt(2)) on the TCP
sockets used for communication with the remote host.
-k request rlogin to obtain tickets for the remote host in
realm realm instead of the remote host's realm as
determined by krb_realmofhost(3).
-x turn on DES encryption for data passed via the rlogin
session. This applies only to input and output
streams, so the username is sent unencrypted. This
significantly reduces response time and significantly
increases CPU utilization.
-PO Explicitly request new or old version of the Kerberos
``rcmd'' protocol. The new protocol avoids many secu-
rity problems found in the old one, but is not interop-
erable with older servers. (An "input/output error"
and a closed connection is the most likely result of
attempting this combination.) If neither option is
specified, some simple heuristics are used to guess
which to try.
-4 Use Kerberos V4 authentication only; don't try Kerberos
rsh(1), kerberos(3), krb_sendauth(3), krb_realmofhost(3),
rlogin(1) [UCB version], klogind(8)
~/.k5login (on remote host) - file containing Kerberos
principals that are allowed access.
More of the environment should be propagated.
Man(1) output converted with