On a network with machines
belonging to several different groups of people,
care must be taken to:
For system-wide control,
the system administrator can create entries in the
file to establish who has network access to a particular machine.
By placing in this file the name of another machine on the network,
the system administrator establishes system equivalence.
When another (remote) machine has system equivalence with
your local machine, you can log in from your account on
the local machine to your account on the remote machine
without entering a password.
manual page for more information.
control who has access to a machine through the network.
make access to a remote machine convenient
for those with access privileges.
You, as an individual user,
can control who has access through the network
to your account by using the
User Equivalence Manager
to add user equivalence.
If the system administrators have not established system equivalence
between two machines on which you have accounts,
you can use this manager to create your own user equivalence
between your accounts on the two machines.
You can also create user equivalence to your account for any other user.
System or user equivalence applies only to the
if no equivalence is established,
it prompts for a user name and password;
if equivalence exists,
skips this step.
You cannot use the
commands unless system or user equivalence exists.
Finding out networking names
Using the network
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003