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Enable logging for rlogind session

Alex Poh
Occasional Visitor

Enable logging for rlogind session

How can I enable logging for rlogind session?

Althought i know rlogin is unsecure, i still need to enable the logging to see if anyone/application is still using rlogin before i can disable the rlogind.

Tried enable inetd log using "inetd -l" but the log message is not informative at all. It lack of the userid used for the rlogin session.

Please if any, list the possible ways to do the logging for rlogind session so we can choose the best suitable method to the environment.

Frequent Advisor

Re: Enable logging for rlogind session

let suppose u want to set rlogin on x and y for root.

On X set the below configuration for Y /etc/hosts.equiv
server name + +
On X /root/.rhosts
server name root

On Y, set the above configuration for X.

Trusted Contributor

Re: Enable logging for rlogind session


in .rhosts file make + entry in all system in which u want to take rlogin which makes the system trusted one.
then u can rlogin from a to b



Alex Poh
Occasional Visitor

Re: Enable logging for rlogind session

I am not trying to enable rlogin, but i want to keep log file for any rlogin session.

As i said, inetd log is not informative. Any other way?

tcp wrapper might do the job? Beside tcp wrapper have any other way?