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RLOGIN(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual RLOGIN(1)

remote login

rlogin [
] [
-e char
] [
-i localname
] [
-l username
] host

The rlogin utility starts a terminal session on a remote host host.
The standard Berkeley rhosts authorization mechanism is used.
The following options are available:
Use IPv4 addresses only.
Use IPv6 addresses only.
Allow an eight-bit input data path at all times; otherwise parity bits are stripped except when the remote side's stop and start characters are other than ^S/^Q.
Set the TCP_NODELAY socket option which can improve interactive response at the expense of increased network load.
Stop any character from being recognized as an escape character. When used with the -8 option, this provides a completely transparent connection.
Turn on socket debugging (see setsockopt(2)) on the TCP sockets used for communication with the remote host.
Allow user specification of the escape character, which is “~” by default. This specification may be as a literal character, or as an octal value in the form \nnn.
Allow the caller to specify a different local name to be used for authentication. This option is restricted to processes with uid 0.
Specify a different username for the remote login. If this option is not specified, your local username will be used.
A line of the form “⟨escape char⟩.” disconnects from the remote host. Similarly, the line “⟨escape char⟩^Z” will suspend the rlogin session, and “⟨escape char⟩⟨delayed-suspend char⟩” suspends the send portion of the rlogin session, but allows output from the remote system. By default, the tilde (“~”) character is the escape character, and normally control-Y (“^Y”) is the delayed-suspend character.
All echoing takes place at the remote site, so that (except for delays) the rlogin is transparent. Flow control via ^S/^Q and flushing of input and output on interrupts are handled properly.

The following environment variable is utilized by rlogin:
Determines the user's terminal type.


login(1), rsh(1), telnet(1), setsockopt(2), ruserok(3), tty(4), hosts(5), hosts.equiv(5), rlogind(8), rshd(8)

The rlogin command appeared in 4.2BSD.
IPv6 support was added by WIDE/KAME project.

The rlogin utility will be replaced by telnet(1) in the near future.
More of the environment should be propagated.
September 26, 2003 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE

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