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Manual Reference Pages  -  XRLOGIN (1)

NAME

xrlogin - start an xterm that uses rlogin or telnet to connect to a remote host

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Common Problems
Examples
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

xrlogin [-l username] [-telnet] [xterm options] remote-host

DESCRIPTION

Xrlogin opens an xterm window and runs rlogin or telnet to login to a remote host.

Xrlogin automatically passes the -name argument to xterm with a value of "xterm-hostname" where hostname is the name of the remote host. This allows the user to specify resources in their server’s resource manager which are specific to xterms from a given host. For example, this feature can be used to make all xterm windows to a given remote host be the same color or use a specific font or start up in a specific place on the screen. Xrsh(1) passes the same string so they are compatible in this regard.

Xrlogin specifies that the default title for the new xterm will be "hostname" where hostname is the name of the remote host. This and the -name argument above can be overridden with xterm-options on the command line.

One could also use xrlogin’s sister command xrsh(1) to open a window to a remote host. In the case of xrsh, the xterm would run on the remote host and use X as the connection protocol while xrlogin would run the xterm on the local host and use rlogin or telnet as the connection protocol. See xrsh(1) for a discussion of the merits of each scheme.

OPTIONS

-l username When not using -telnet, use username as the id to login to the remote host.
-telnet Use the -telnet protocol to open the connection instead of rlogin. In general rlogin is preferred because it can be configured to not prompt the user for a password. Rlogin also automatically propagates window size change signals (SIGWINCH) to the remote host so that applications running there will learn of a new window size. Use of telnet provided mostly for hosts that don’t support rlogin.

COMMON PROBLEMS

Make sure that the local host is specified in the .rhosts file on the remote host or in the remote hosts /etc/hosts.equiv file. See rlogin(1) for more information.

EXAMPLES

xrlogin -bg red yoda Start a local red xterm which connects to the remote host yoda using rlogin.
xrlogin -telnet c70 Open a local xterm which connects to the remote host c70 using telnet.

SEE ALSO

xrsh(1), rlogin(1), telnet(1)

AUTHOR

James J. Dempsey <jjd@jjd.com> and Stephen Gildea <gildea@intouchsys.com>.
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