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NAME

       $HOME/.rhosts - grants or denies password-free r-command access to a specific user account

DESCRIPTION

       The  .rhosts  file allows or denies a user who has an account on the local host to use the
       r-commands (e.g. rlogin, rsh or rcp) without supplying a password.

       The file uses the following format:

       hostname [username]

       Such an entry grants password-free r-command access for  the  user  with  the  login  name
       username  from the remote host hostname.  If no user name is specified, the user must have
       the same login name on the remote host and the local host. For security reasons you should
       always use the FQDN of the hostname and not the short hostname.

       Netgroups can be specified by preceeding the netgroup by an @ sign.

       The .rhosts file must be owned by the user or root, and writable only by the owner.

FILES

       $HOME/.rhosts

SEE ALSO

       hosts.equiv(5), rshd(8), rlogind(8)