hosts.equiv, .rhosts -- trusted remote host and user name data base
The hosts.equiv and .rhosts files contain information regarding trusted
hosts and users on the network. For each host a single line should be
present with the following information:
or the more verbose
A ``@'' indicates a host by netgroup or user by netgroup. A single ``+''
matches all hosts or users. A host name with a leading ``-'' will reject
all matching hosts and all their users. A user name with leading ``-''
will reject all matching users from matching hosts.
Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. A
``#'' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of
the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.
Host names are specified in the conventional ``.'' (dot) notation using
the inet_addr(3) routine from the Internet address manipulation library,
inet(3). Host names may contain any printable character other than a
field delimiter, newline, or comment character.
For security reasons, a user's .rhosts file will be ignored if it is not
a regular file, or if it is not owned by the user, or if it is writable
by anyone other than the user.
Trust user ``foo'' from host ``bar.com''.
Trust all hosts from netgroup ``allclient''.
Trust all hosts from netgroup ``allclient'' and their users except users
from netgroup ``dau''.
/etc/hosts.equiv The hosts.equiv file resides in /etc.
$HOME/.rhosts .rhosts file resides in $HOME.
rcp(1), rlogin(1), rsh(1), gethostbyname(3), inet(3), innetgr(3),
ruserok(3), ifconfig(8), named(8), yp(8)
This man page is incomplete. For more information read the source in
src/lib/libc/net/rcmd.c or the SunOS man page.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 February 11, 1996 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]