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+.\" Title: pam_rhosts
+.\" Author:
+.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.73.1 <>
+.\" Date: 04/16/2008
+.\" Manual: Linux-PAM Manual
+.\" Source: Linux-PAM Manual
+.TH "PAM_RHOSTS" "8" "04/16/2008" "Linux-PAM Manual" "Linux\-PAM Manual"
+.\" disable hyphenation
+.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
+pam_rhosts - The rhosts PAM module
+.HP 14
+This module performs the standard network authentication for services, as used by traditional implementations of
+The authentication mechanism of this module is based on the contents of two files;
+(or and
+\fI~/\.rhosts\fR\. Firstly, hosts listed in the former file are treated as equivalent to the localhost\. Secondly, entries in the user\'s own copy of the latter file is used to map "\fIremote\-host remote\-user\fR" pairs to that user\'s account on the current host\. Access is granted to the user if their host is present in
+and their remote account is identical to their local one, or if their remote account has an entry in their personal configuration file\.
+The module authenticates a remote user (internally specified by the item
+connecting from the remote host (internally specified by the item
+\fBPAM_RHOST\fR)\. Accordingly, for applications to be compatible this authentication module they must set these items prior to calling
+\fBpam_authenticate()\fR\. The module is not capable of independently probing the network connection for such information\.
+.RS 4
+Print debug information\.
+.RS 4
+Don\'t print informative messages\.
+.RS 4
+as root\.
+Only the
+service is supported\.
+.RS 4
+The remote host, remote user name or the local user name couldn\'t be determined or access was denied by
+.RS 4
+User is not known to system\.
+To grant a remote user access by
+add the following lines to
+.RS 4
+auth required pam_rhosts\.so
+auth required pam_nologin\.so
+auth required pam_env\.so
+auth required pam_unix\.so
+pam_rhosts was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@thkukuk\.de>