rlogin - remote login
rlogin [-8EL] [-e char] [-l username] rhost
rhost [-8EL] [-e char] [-l username]
Rlogin connects your terminal on the current local host system lhost to
the remote host system rhost.
Each host has a file /etc/hosts.equiv which contains a list of rhost's
with which it shares account names. (The host names must be the standard
names as described in rsh(1).) When you rlogin as the same user on an
equivalent host, you don't need to give a password. Each user may also
have a private equivalence list in a file .rhosts in his login directory.
Each line in this file should contain an rhost and a username separated
by a space, giving additional cases where logins without passwords are to
be permitted. If the originating user is not equivalent to the remote
user, then a login and password will be prompted for on the remote
machine as in login(1). To avoid some security problems, the .rhosts
file must be owned by either the remote user or root.
The remote terminal type is the same as your local terminal type (as
given in your environment TERM variable). The terminal or window size is
also copied to the remote system if the server supports the option, and
changes in size are reflected as well. All echoing takes place at the
remote site, so that (except for delays) the rlogin is transparent. Flow
control via ^S and ^Q and flushing of input and output on interrupts are
handled properly. The optional argument -8 allows an eight-bit input
data path at all times; otherwise parity bits are stripped except when
the remote side's stop and start characters are other than ^S/^Q. The
argument -L allows the rlogin session to be run in litout mode. A line
of the form ``~.'' disconnects from the remote host, where ``~'' is the
escape character. Similarly, the line ``~^Z'' (where ^Z, control-Z, is
the suspend character) will suspend the rlogin session. Substitution of
the delayed-suspend character (normally ^Y) for the suspend character
suspends the send portion of the rlogin, but allows output from the
remote system. A different escape character may be specified by the -e
option. There is no space separating this option flag and the argument
character. With the -E option the escape can be turned off.
More of the environment should be propagated.