Updated: 2022/Sep/29

Please read Privacy Policy. It's for your privacy.

PAM_RHOSTS(8)               System Manager's Manual              PAM_RHOSTS(8)

     pam_rhosts - rhosts PAM module

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

     The rhosts authentication service module for PAM 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

     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

     allow_root      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.

NetBSD 9.99                    December 5, 2001                    NetBSD 9.99