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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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rlogin

Logs in on a remote computer

rlogin [option] remote-computer

The rlogin utility establishes a login session on a remote computer over a network.

security || rlogin Is Not Secure

The rlogin utility uses host-based trust, which is not secure, to authorize your login. Alternatively, it sends your password over the network as cleartext, which is not a secure practice. Refer to “Trusted Hosts” on page 373. Use ssh (page 1321) when it is available.

Arguments

The remote-computer is the name of a computer that your system can reach by using a network.

Options

-l login-name

login Logs you in on the remote computer as the user specified by login-name rather than as yourself.

Notes

If the file named /etc/hosts.equiv located on the remote computer ...

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