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Old 12-02-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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"users" command


I have been having trouble with a neighbour doing non-stop deauthentication and hacking. I think it is odd when I use "users" command that I get several repetitions of the same name. For example

users

mint mint mint mint mint mint

I've forgotten if this is normal or not!. This @$$# has been doing this for some time now.

I've switched from wifi to ADSL with wifi disabled because of this. But now they do it on the ADSL eth0 instead.

Anyway is it odd I get repetitions of same name? Is this a suggestion that there are several users out there spoofing my MAC addresses and name?
 
Old 12-02-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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Not necessarily; with 2 terminals open + browser I get 3 results
 
Old 12-02-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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In addition look at the output of the who command
Quote:
user tty7 2015-11-30 06:13 (:0)
user pts/0 2015-11-30 17:35 (:0.0)
user pts/1 2015-12-02 08:18 (:0.0)
user pts/2 2015-12-02 18:41 (:0.0)
tty7 is the desktop and the others are terminal windows. If a user was logged via ssh in you would see something like the following.

user pts/1 2015-12-02 06:27 (192.168.0.211)
 
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for your answers everyone. This is the what I get when I do "who". I do indeed have three terminal tabs. I had a browser open with four tabs. I'm not using multiple desktops, to the best of my knowledge! Why so many tty? I have only one ethernet connection to the gateway supplied by ISP. Wifi turned off on my laptop. I'm not sure if I can legally access the router and change settings, if that is possible. It is a dual gateway, one for open wifi ISP's users to access and one for my "network" of one laptop using ADSL. The ADSL phone and ethernet connection runs through two power lines from loungeroom to study. Telstra Air plan if that helps at all. Its a Netgear gateway.


mint@mint /var/log $ sudo su
mint log # who
mint tty3 2015-12-02 20:42
mint tty2 2015-12-02 20:42
mint tty6 2015-12-02 20:42
mint tty5 2015-12-02 20:42
mint tty4 2015-12-02 20:42
mint tty1 2015-12-02 20:43
mint tty8 2015-12-02 20:45 (:0)
mint pts/0 2015-12-02 20:59 (:0)
mint pts/2 2015-12-02 21:58 (:0)
mint pts/4 2015-12-02 22:32 (:0)

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