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rlogin: Bypassing Password - (non-secure)

rlogin node
allows a connection to node without the use of a password.

For this to be true, two things must be properly set.

  1. You must have an account (of the same name) on the remote system.
  2. File .rhosts on the remote system must contain the name of the local system, followed by your account name.

rlogin is essentially the same as a telnet but assumes the same account name, and looks for the .rhosts file on the remote machine. You can therefore not use rlogin to connect to any of the Research Computing Support Group's managed systems.


Claude Cantin 2010-10-24