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RLOGIN(1)                  OpenBSD Reference Manual                  RLOGIN(1)

     rlogin - remote login

     rlogin [-8EKLdx] [-e char] [-k realm] [-l username] host

     rlogin starts a terminal session on a remote host host.

     rlogin first attempts to use the Kerberos authorization mechanism, de-
     scribed below.  If the remote host does not support Kerberos the standard
     Berkeley rhosts authorization mechanism is used.  The options are as fol-

     -8    The -8 option allows 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 .

     -E    The -E option stops any character from being recognized as an es-
           cape character.  When used with the -8 option, this provides a com-
           pletely transparent connection.

     -K    The -K option turns off all Kerberos authentication.

     -L    The -L option allows the rlogin session to be run in ``litout''
           (see tty(4))  mode.

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

     -e char
           The -e option allows 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.

     -k realm
           The -k option requests rlogin to obtain tickets for the remote host
           in realm realm instead of the remote host's realm as determined by

     -x    The -x option turns on DES encryption for all data passed via the
           rlogin session.  This may impact response time and CPU utilization,
           but provides increased security.

     -l username
           The -l option specifies 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, 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.

     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 pass-
     word 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

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

     The following environment variable is utilized by rlogin:

     TERM  Determines the user's terminal type.

     rsh(1),  kerberos(3),  krb_realmofhost(3),  krb_sendauth(3)

     The rlogin command appeared in 4.2BSD.

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

     More of the environment should be propagated.

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 6, 1993                                2

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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