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rlogin - remote login
rlogin [-468DEd] [-e char] [-i localname] [-l username] host
The rlogin utility starts a terminal session on a remote host host.
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 sides 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 "<escapechar.>" disconnects from the remote host. Similarly, the line "<escapechar^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.
The following environment variable is utilized by rlogin:
| TERM || Determines the users terminal type. |
| /etc/hosts |
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login(1), rsh(1), telnet(1), setsockopt(2), ruserok(3), tty(4), auth.conf(5), hosts(5), hosts.equiv(5), rlogind(8), rshd(8)
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