NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | MODULE TYPES PROVIDED | RETURN VALUES | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR | COLOPHON

PAM_RHOSTS(8)                 Linux-PAM Manual                 PAM_RHOSTS(8)

NAME         top

       pam_rhosts - The rhosts PAM module

SYNOPSIS         top

       pam_rhosts.so

DESCRIPTION         top

       This module performs the standard network authentication for
       services, as used by traditional implementations of rlogin and rsh
       etc.

       The authentication mechanism of this module is based on the contents
       of two files; /etc/hosts.equiv (or and ~/.rhosts. Firstly, hosts
       listed in the former file are treated as equivalent to the localhost.
       Secondly, entries in the user's own copy of the latter file is used
       to map "remote-host remote-user" pairs to that user's account on the
       current host. Access is granted to the user if their host is present
       in /etc/hosts.equiv and their remote account is identical to their
       local one, or if their remote account has an entry in their personal
       configuration file.

       The module authenticates a remote user (internally specified by the
       item PAM_RUSER connecting from the remote host (internally specified
       by the item PAM_RHOST). Accordingly, for applications to be
       compatible this authentication module they must set these items prior
       to calling pam_authenticate(). The module is not capable of
       independently probing the network connection for such information.

OPTIONS         top

       debug
           Print debug information.

       silent
           Don't print informative messages.

       superuser=account
           Handle account as root.

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED         top

       Only the auth module type is provided.

RETURN VALUES         top

       PAM_AUTH_ERR
           The remote host, remote user name or the local user name couldn't
           be determined or access was denied by .rhosts file.

       PAM_USER_UNKNOWN
           User is not known to system.

EXAMPLES         top

       To grant a remote user access by /etc/hosts.equiv or .rhosts for rsh
       add the following lines to /etc/pam.d/rsh:

           #%PAM-1.0
           #
           auth     required       pam_rhosts.so
           auth     required       pam_nologin.so
           auth     required       pam_env.so
           auth     required       pam_unix.so

SEE ALSO         top

       rootok(3), hosts.equiv(5), rhosts(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)

AUTHOR         top

       pam_rhosts was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@thkukuk.de>

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the linux-pam (Pluggable Authentication Modules
       for Linux) project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨https://fedorahosted.org/linux-pam/⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see ⟨https://fedorahosted.org/linux-pam/report⟩.
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Linux-PAM Manual                 04/01/2016                    PAM_RHOSTS(8)