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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for netrc (opensolaris section 4)

netrc(4)				   File Formats 				 netrc(4)

NAME
       netrc - file for ftp remote login data

DESCRIPTION
       The  .netrc  file  contains data for logging in to a remote host over the network for file
       transfers by ftp(1). This file resides in the user's home directory on the machine  initi-
       ating  the  file  transfer. Its permissions should be set to disallow read access by group
       and others. See chmod(1).

       Tokens can be separated by SPACE, TAB, or NEWLINE characters.  The  following  tokens  are
       supported:

       account string	  Supply  an  additional  account password. If this token is present, the
			  auto-login process supplies the specified string if the  remote  server
			  requires  an additional account password. If the remote server does not
			  require an additional account password, the auto-login  process  initi-
			  ates an ACCT command.

       default		  Same	as  machine name, except that default matches any name. There can
			  be only one default token, and it must be after all machine tokens. The
			  default token is normally used as follows:

			    default login anonymous password user@site

			  Such	an entry gives the user automatic anonymous ftp login to machines
			  not specified in .netrc.

       login name	  Identify a user on the remote machine. If this token	is  present,  the
			  auto-login process initiates a login using the specified name.

       machine name	  Identify  a  remote  machine	name. The auto-login process searches the
			  .netrc file for a machine token that matches the remote machine  speci-
			  fied	on  the  ftp  command line or as an open command argument. Once a
			  match is made, the subsequent .netrc	tokens	are  processed,  stopping
			  when the EOF is reached or another machine token is encountered.

       macdef name	  Define a macro. This token functions the same as ftp macdef. A macro is
			  defined with the specified name;  its  contents  begin  with	the  next
			  .netrc line and continue until a null line (consecutive NEWLINE charac-
			  ters) is encountered. If a macro named init is defined, it is automati-
			  cally executed as the last step in the auto-login process.

       password string	  Supply  a  password.	If  this token is present, the auto-login process
			  supplies the specified string if the remote server requires a  password
			  as  part  of	the login process. If this token is present in the .netrc
			  file, ftp aborts the auto-login process if the .netrc  is  readable  by
			  anyone besides the user.

       skipsyst 	  Skip	the  SYST  command  that is sent by default to all remote servers
			  upon connection. The system command is what enables the  automatic  use
			  of binary mode rather than the protocol default ascii mode.

			  As  some older servers cannot handle the ftp command, this directive is
			  provided to allow inter-operability with these servers.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1 A Sample .netrc File

       A .netrc file containing the following line:

	 machine ray login demo password mypassword

       allows an autologin to the machine ray using the login name demo with password mypassword.

FILES
       ~/.netrc

SEE ALSO
       chmod(1), ftp(1), in.ftpd(1M)

SunOS 5.11				   25 Aug 2006					 netrc(4)


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