rhosts, hosts.equiv - trusted remote users or hosts
The per user .rhosts and the per system hosts.equiv files can be used to
allow users to use rlogin or rsh without a password. The remote login
services first check the system wide /etc/hosts.equiv file and then the
~user/.rhosts of the intended user. Both files contain lines of one of
The first form tells that any user from host is allowed to login to this
system under the same name. The second form allows ruser from host to
Under Minix host may be a pattern using * as a wildcard. One can use
this, carefully one may hope, to allow an entire domain to log in. Host
may also be an IP address, or a network specification in CIDR form, e.g.
Minix has no restrictions on becoming super-user remotely. Other systems
usually require one to log in as a user and then use su to become root.
You must use fully qualified hostnames, it is not possible to omit the
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