Command Section
HOSTS.EQUIV(5)            FreeBSD File Formats Manual           HOSTS.EQUIV(5)

     hosts.equiv, .rhosts - trusted remote host and user name data base

     The hosts.equiv and .rhosts files contain information regarding trusted
     hosts and users on the network.  For each host a single line should be
     present with the following information:


           hostname [username]

     or the more verbose

           [+-][hostname|@netgroup] [[+-][username|@netgroup]]

     A ``@'' indicates a host by netgroup or user by netgroup.  A single ``+''
     matches all hosts or users.  A host name with a leading ``-'' will reject
     all matching hosts and all their users.  A user name with leading ``-''
     will reject all matching users from matching hosts.

     Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters.  A
     ``#'' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of
     the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.

     Host names are specified in the conventional Internet DNS dotted-domains
     ``.'' (dot) notation using the inet_addr(3) routine from the Internet
     address manipulation library, inet(3).  Host names may contain any
     printable character other than a field delimiter, newline, or comment

     For security reasons, a user's .rhosts file will be ignored if it is not
     a regular file, or if it is not owned by the user, or if it is writable
     by anyone other than the user.

     /etc/hosts.equiv     The hosts.equiv file resides in /etc.
     $HOME/.rhosts        .rhosts file resides in $HOME.


     Trust user ``foo'' from host ``''.

           [email protected]

     Trust all hosts from netgroup ``allclient''.

           [email protected] [email protected]

     Trust all hosts from netgroup ``allclient'' and their users except users
     from netgroup ``dau''.

     rcp(1), rlogin(1), rsh(1), gethostbyname(3), inet(3), innetgr(3),
     ruserok(3), netgroup(5), ifconfig(8), yp(8)

     This manual page is incomplete.  For more information read the source in
     src/lib/libc/net/rcmd.c or the SunOS manual page.

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4        December 25, 2013       FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
Command Section