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Linux Configuration

PVM requires remote services. Remote services unless otherwise stated requires password authentication. Password authentication is repetative and clumsy to use with many machines. Alternative is rhosts authentication which is simple to use. The user should create a file named '.rhosts' in his/her home directory. This file should contain lines composed of server, login name pairs. For details about this file see manual page of rlogin command. This file lists the login names at servers that are allowed to login this account without password authentication. Last step of PVM configuration is running pvm deamon. This can be accomplished by running pvm command. This command runs pvm console. This console enables control of PVM and PVM tasks. PVM console can be used to add/remove hosts in run time.

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