-8EKLdx] [-e char] [
-l username] host
Rlogin starts a terminal session on a remote host host.
The standard Berkeley
rhosts authorization mechanism is used. The options are as follows:
The -8 option allows an eight-bit input data path at all times; otherwise parity bits are stripped except when the remote side's stop and start characters are other than ^S/^Q .
The -E option stops any character from being recognized as an escape character. When used with the -8 option, this provides a completely transparent connection.
The -L option allows the rlogin session to be run in ``litout'' (see tty(4)) mode.
The -d option turns on socket debugging (see setsockopt(2)) on the TCP sockets used for communication with the remote host.
The -e option allows user specification of the escape character, which is ``~'' by default. This specification may be as a literal character, or as an octal value in the form \nnn.
A line of the form ``<escape char>.'' disconnects from the remote host. Similarly, the line ``<escape char>^Z'' will suspend the rlogin session, and ``<escape char><delayed-suspend char>'' suspends the send portion of the rlogin, but allows output from the remote system. By default, the tilde (``~'') character is the escape character, and normally control-Y (``^Y'') is the delayed-suspend character.
All echoing takes place at the remote site, so that (except for delays) the rlogin is transparent. Flow control via ^S/^Q and flushing of input and output on interrupts are handled properly.
The following environment variable is utilized by rlogin:
Determines the user's terminal type.
The rlogin command appeared in 4.2BSD.
Rlogin will be replaced by telnet(1) in the near future.
More of the environment should be propagated.
in.rlogind(8), ioctl_tty(2), passwd(5), pty(7), qodem-x11(1), rcmd(3), rcp(1), rsh(1), telnet(1).