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Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
 
 

pam_rhosts_auth(7)

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(3C) 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 authentication 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(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT Level
MT-Safe with exceptions

See Also

syslog(3C), ruserok(3C), libpam(3LIB), pam(3PAM), pam_authenticate(3PAM), pam.conf(5), attributes(7)

Notes

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