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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pam_rhosts -- Rhosts PAM module

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     [service-name] module-type control-flag pam_rhosts [options]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rhosts authentication service module for PAM, pam_rhosts provides
     functionality for only one PAM category: authentication.  In terms of the
     module-type parameter, this is the ``auth'' feature.

   Rhosts Authentication Module    [Toc]    [Back]
     The Rhosts authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), returns success
 if and only if the target user's UID is not 0 and the remote host
     and user are listed in /etc/hosts.equiv or in the target user's

     The following options may be passed to the authentication module:

     debug       syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.

     no_warn     suppress warning messages to the user.  These messages
                 include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was

     allow_root  do not automatically fail if the target user's UID is 0.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     hosts.equiv(5), pam.conf(5), pam(8)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pam_rhosts module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD
     Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of
     Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
     (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

FreeBSD 5.2.1                  December 5, 2001                  FreeBSD 5.2.1
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