PAM_RHOSTS_AUTH(7) Standards, Environments, and Macros PAM_RHOSTS_AUTH(7)

pam_rhosts_auth - authentication management PAM module using ruserok()


The rhosts PAM module, /usr/lib/security/, 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/ is designed to be stacked on top of the /usr/lib/security/ 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:


syslog(3C) debugging information at LOG_DEBUG level.

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

MT Level MT-Safe with exceptions

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

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

October 28, 1996 OmniOS