NAME
     rlogin - remote login

SYNOPSIS
     rlogin [ -L ] [ -8 ] [ -ec ] [ -l username ]
          hostname

AVAILABILITY
     This command  is  available  with  the  Networking  software
     installation  option.   Refer  to  Installing  SunOS 4.1 for
     information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
     rlogin establishes a remote login session from your terminal
     to the remote machine named hostname.

     Hostnames are listed in the hosts  database,  which  may  be
     contained  in  the  /etc/hosts file, the Network Information
     Service (NIS)  hosts  database,  the  Internet  domain  name
     server,  or a combination of these.  Each host has one offi-
     cial name (the  first  name  in  the  database  entry),  and
     optionally one or more nicknames.  Either official hostnames
     or nicknames may be specified in hostname.

     Each remote machine may have a file  named  /etc/hosts.equiv
     containing  a list of trusted hostnames with which it shares
     usernames.  Users with the same username on both  the  local
     and  remote  machine  may rlogin from the machines listed in
     the remote machine's /etc/hosts.equiv file without supplying
     a  password.   Individual users may set up a similar private
     equivalence list with the file .rhosts in their home  direc-
     tories.   Each line in this file contains two names: a host-
     name and a username separated by a SPACE. An entry in a  re-
     mote user's .rhosts file permits the user named username who
     is logged into hostname to rlogin to the remote  machine  as
     the  remote  user without supplying a password.  If the name
     of the local host is not found in the /etc/hosts.equiv  file
     on  the  remote machine, and the local username and hostname
     are not found in the remote user's .rhosts  file,  then  the
     remote machine will prompt for a password.  Hostnames listed
     in /etc/hosts.equiv and .rhosts files must be  the  official
     hostnames listed in the hosts database; nicknames may not be
     used in either of these files.

     To counter security problems, the .rhosts file must be owned
     by either the remote user or by root.

     The remote terminal type is the same as your local  terminal
     type (as given in your environment TERM variable).  The ter-
     minal or window size is also copied to the remote system  if
     the  server supports the option, and changes in size are re-
     flected as well.  All echoing  takes  place  at  the  remote
     site,  so that (except for delays) the remote login is tran-
     sparent.  Flow control using ^S (CTRL-S) and ^Q (CTRL-Q) and
     flushing of input and output on interrupts are handled prop-
     erly.

ESCAPES
     Lines that you type which start with the tilde character are
     "escape  sequences" (the escape character can be changed us-
     ing the -e options):

     ~.   Disconnect from the remote host - this is not the  same
          as  a logout, because the local host breaks the connec-
          tion with no warning to the remote end.

     ~susp
          Suspend the login session (only if you are using the  C
          shell).   susp is your "suspend" character, usually ^Z,
          (CTRL-Z), see tty(1).

     ~dsusp
          Suspend the input half of the login,  but  output  will
          still  be  seen  (only  if  you are using the C shell).
          dsusp is your "deferred suspend" character, usually ^Y,
          (CTRL-Y), see tty(1).

OPTIONS
     -L   Allow the rlogin session to be run in "litout" mode.

     -8   Pass eight-bit data across the net instead of seven-bit
          data.

     -ec  Specify a different escape character, c, for  the  line
          used to disconnect from the remote host.

     -l username
          Specify a different username for the remote login.   If
          you do not use this option, the remote username used is
          the same as your local username.

FILES
     /usr/hosts/*        for the hostname version of the command
     /etc/hosts.equiv
                         list of trusted  hostnames  with  shared
                         usernames
     ~/.rhosts           private      list       of       trusted
                         hostname/username combinations
SEE ALSO
     rsh(1C), stty(1V), tty(1), ypcat(1), hosts(5), named(8C)
BUGS
     This implementation can only use the TCP network service.
     More of the environment should be propagated.

NOTES
     The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known  as
     Sun  Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains
     the same; only the name has changed.