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How to specify administration hosts

Administration hosts are specified in the /etc/hosts.equiv file.

You use one of the following formats to specify an administration host:

Note: If you access the storage system using RSH from an administration host listed in the /etc/hosts.equiv file, you have root privileges because this access method bypasses user authentication mechanisms. In addition, the /etc/auditlog program displays the user running the commands as root.
The following rules apply to entries in the /etc/hosts.equiv file:

The following example shows the contents of an /etc/hosts.equiv file:

client1 carl
client1 peter
client2 lena
client2 root
client3 fred
client3 root
2001:0DB8:85A3:0:0:8A2E:0370:99 root
+@sysadmins joe smith

For more information, see the na_hosts.equiv(5) man page.