Provides the server function for the rlogin command.
Note: The rlogind daemon is normally started by the inetd daemon. It can also be controlled from the command line, using SRC commands.
/usr/sbin/rlogind [ -c ] [ -l ] [ -n ] [ -s ]
The /usr/sbin/rlogind daemon is the server for the rlogin remote login command. The server provides a remote login facility.
Changes to the rlogind daemon can be made using Web-based System Manager, the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) or System Resource Controller (SRC), by editing the /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/services file. Entering rlogind at the command line is not recommended. The rlogind daemon is started by default when it is uncommented in the /etc/inetd.conf file.
The inetd daemon get its information the /etc/inetd.conf file and the /etc/services file.
After changing the /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/services file, run the refresh -s inetd or kill -1 InetdPID command to inform the inetd daemon of the changes to its configuration file.
When the rlogind daemon receives a service request, the daemon initiates the following protocol:
The following error messages are
associated with the rlogind daemon:
|Try again.||A fork command made by the server has failed.|
|/usr/bin/shell:||No shell. The shell specified for the shell variable cannot be started. The shell variable may also be a program.|
|-c||Suppresses the reverse hostname lookup.|
|-l||Prevents any authentication based on the user's $HOME/.rhosts file. However, a root user is automatically logged in when there is a .rhosts file in root's home directory as specified by the /etc/passwd file.|
|-n||Disables transport-level keep-alive messages. The messages are enabled by default.|
|-s||Turns on socket level debugging.|
Note: The arguments for the rlogind daemon can be specified by using SMIT or by editing the /etc/inetd.conf file.
The kill command, lssrc command, refresh command, rlogin command, startsrc command, stopsrc command.
The rshd daemon, inetd daemon, syslogd daemon.
The pty special file.
The $HOME/.rhosts file format, /etc/hosts.equiv file format, /etc/inetd.conf file format.
TCP/IP Daemons in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.
For information on installing the Web-based System Manager, see Chapter 2: Installation and System Requirements in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Web-based System Manager Administration Guide.