LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2015, 06:15 PM   #1
mazinoz
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Mansfield Queensland Australia
Distribution: Linux Mint 17.1. Various live CD's Win 7
Posts: 435

Rep: Reputation: 33
"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, 06:16 PM   #2
chrism01
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.8, Centos 5.10
Posts: 17,240

Rep: Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324
Not necessarily; with 2 terminals open + browser I get 3 results
 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #3
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,937

Rep: Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520Reputation: 1520
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)
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-02-2015, 09:30 PM   #4
mazinoz
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Mansfield Queensland Australia
Distribution: Linux Mint 17.1. Various live CD's Win 7
Posts: 435

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 33
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)

Last edited by mazinoz; 12-02-2015 at 09:33 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samba on Fedora 10.10. Originator of docs "owns" it. Other users to share "save as" worded Linux - Newbie 1 03-10-2011 12:23 PM
Standard commands give "-bash: open: command not found" even in "su -" and "su root" mibo12 Linux - General 4 11-11-2007 11:18 PM
How can I make the "shutdown" command available for all users? LinuxSeeker Linux - General 7 06-01-2005 06:40 PM
"adduser" not adding users to default group "users" PunkPT Slackware 2 09-23-2004 12:50 PM
'Last' command showing "Crash" for ftp users wizade Linux - Software 2 10-27-2003 01:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration