In order to use a computer operating under Unix you need to "log on" (or "log
in"). This attempts to protect against unauthorized use of the computer
equipment. It also lets each user define their own personalized working
environment on the same computer and even work on the same computer
at the same time. The basic Unix command for remotely logging onto
a computer is rlogin (remote login).
To log onto a computer type rlogin computername. You
are then asked to enter your account name and password.
Workstation consoles, as well as x-terminals, are ready for your
account name and password. The
rlogin command is not needed. The
characters do not appear when you type your password to promote
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