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Manual Pages  — PAM_RHOSTS

NAME

pam_rhosts – Rhosts PAM module

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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.
allow_root
  do not automatically fail if the target user's UID is 0.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHORS

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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