pam_rhosts - The rhosts PAM module
This module performs the standard network authentication for services, as used
by traditional implementations of rlogin
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
" 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
connecting from the remote host (internally specified by the
). Accordingly, for applications to be compatible this
authentication module they must set these items prior to calling
. The module is not capable of independently probing
the network connection for such information.
Print debug information.
Don't print informative messages.
Handle account as root.
Only the auth
module type is provided.
The remote host, remote user name or the local
user name couldn't be determined or access was denied by .rhosts file.
User is not known to system.
To grant a remote user access by /etc/hosts.equiv or .rhosts for rsh
the following lines to /etc/pam.d/rsh:
auth required pam_rhosts.so
auth required pam_nologin.so
auth required pam_env.so
auth required pam_unix.so
pam_rhosts was written by Thorsten Kukuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>