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Standards, Environments, and Macros            pam_rhosts_auth(5)



NAME
     pam_rhosts_auth - authentication management PAM module using
     ruserok()

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/lib/security/pam_rhosts_auth.so.1

DESCRIPTION
     The             rhosts              PAM              module,
     /usr/lib/security/pam_rhosts_auth.so.1, authenticates a user
     via    the    rlogin    authentication    protocol.     Only
     pam_sm_authenticate()  is  implemented  within  this module.
     pam_sm_authenticate()  uses  the  ruserok(3SOCKET)   library
     function   to   authenticate   the   rlogin   or  rsh  user.
     pam_sm_setcred() is a null function.

     /usr/lib/security/pam_rhosts_auth.so.1  is  designed  to  be
     stacked   on  top  of   the  /usr/lib/security/pam_unix.so.1
     module for both the rlogin and rsh services. This module  is
     normally configured as sufficient so that subsequent authen-
     tication    is    performed    only    on     failure     of
     pam_sm_authenticate(). The following option may be passed in
     to this service module:

      debug
           syslog(3C) debugging information at  LOG_DEBUG level.

ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | MT Level                    | MT-Safe with exceptions     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     pam(3PAM),     pam_authenticate(3PAM),     ruserok(3SOCKET),
     syslog(3C), libpam(3LIB), pam.conf(4), attributes(5)

NOTES
     The interfaces in  libpam() are MT-Safe only if each  thread
     within the multi-threaded application uses its own  PAM han-
     dle.










SunOS 5.9           Last change: 28 Oct 1996                    1