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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Using rlogin

The rlogin command is similar to the telnet command in that it is used for remote access and that it is not secure. However, there is one major difference: rlogin will carry some user information along with the attempt to connect.

If your account is good on several machines, they might be set up to enable you to connect between them without having to log in to each one. Try the rlogin command as follows: rlogin <remote machine>.

Variety Is the Spice of Life Unix students ask me, “If rlogin is not good and we should only be using ssh, then why is it still supported? Why are we learning about it?” My answer is always to tell them that ...

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