Remote Logins

You can log on to another computer (while remaining logged in on the computer you're currently using) by using the "rlogin" command. "rlogin" sends every character you type to the other system, except [~] which is used to give commands to "rlogin" when typed after [RETURN]. To send a [~] to the other computer, type [~][~]. Typing [~][.] closes the connection with the other computer and [~][CTRL-Z] suspends rlogin. To connect to another computer, type "rlogin" followed by the name of the other computer. For example: rlogin clyde If your account is not listed in the '.rhosts' file of the account you are logging in to, you will be prompted for a password.

If your account on the remote machine uses a different username than your local account name, use the "-l" option with your remote username:

rlogin bonnie -l jsmith Actually, "rlogin" doesn't send literally every character except [~]. It also traps [CTRL-S] and [CTRL-Q] as stop and start characters. To cause these characters to be passed to the other system (if you're using some program that needs them, such as "emacs"), use the "-8" option when using "rlogin".

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