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-arguments recognized:
-.rhosts/hosts.equiv format:
-There are positive entries, when one is matched authentication
-succeeds and terminates. There are negative entries, when one is
-matched authentication fails and terminates. Thus order is
-Entry hosts.equiv .rhosts
-<host> All users on <host> are ok Same username from <host> is ok
-<host> <user> <user> from <host> is ok ditto
--<host> No users from <host> are ok ditto
-<host> -<user> <user> from <host> is not ok ditto
-<host> can be ip (IPv4) numbers.
-Netgroups may be used in either host or user fields, and then applies
-to all hosts, or users, in the netgroup. The syntax is
- +@<ng>
-The entries
- <host> +@<ng>
- +@<ng> +@<ng>
- +@<ng> <user>
-means exactly what you think it does. Negative entries are of the
- -@<ng>
-When the "promiscuous" option is given the special character + may be
-used as a wildcard in any field.
- + Allow anyone from any host to connect. DANGEROUS.
- + + Ditto.
- + <user> Allow the user to connect from anywhere. DANGEROUS.
- <host> + Allow any user from the host. Dangerous.
-These, perhaps more useful, forms of the + form is also disallowed
-unless "promiscuous" is specified:
- + -<user> Disallow the user from any host
- + -@<ng> Disallow all members of the netgroup from any host
-When "promiscuous" is not specified a '+' is handled as a negative