Granting Access -- The .rhosts file

If you have accounts on two different Unix systems, you can grant access to your account on a different computer by editing the file '.rhosts' in your home directory. Add a line containing the official name of the computer, a single space and the name of the account on the other computer which you want to be able to access your account. For example, your file might look something like this: orion.oac.uci.edu jrsmith Entries in the '.rhosts' file are not necessary for accounts with the same name which are on "equivalent" computers, such as computers set up in a single workgroup in a department.

Your account is assigned to you alone, and you should never let anyone else have access to your account. You are responsible for the actions of anyone to whom you have granted access.

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