PAM_RHOSTS_AUTH(7) Device and Network Interfaces 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(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 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), libpam(3LIB), pam(3PAM), pam_authenticate(3PAM),
ruserok(3SOCKET), 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.


October 28, 1996 PAM_RHOSTS_AUTH(7)