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pam_rhosts – Rhosts PAM module



[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_rhosts [options]


The rhosts authentication service module for PAM, pam_rhosts provides functionality for only one PAM category: authentication. In terms of the module-type parameter, this is the "auth" feature.

Rhosts Authentication Module

The Rhosts authentication component (pam_sm_authenticate()), returns success if and only if the target user's UID is not 0 and the remote host and user are listed in /etc/hosts.equiv or in the target user's ~/.rhosts.

The following options may be passed to the authentication module:
debug syslog(3) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.
no_warn suppress warning messages to the user. These messages include reasons why the user's authentication attempt was declined.
  do not automatically fail if the target user's UID is 0.


hosts.equiv(5), pam.conf(5), pam(8)


The pam_rhosts module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 ("CBOSS"), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.

PAM_RHOSTS (8) December 5, 2001

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