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Old 05-17-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
kaplan71
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Automatically Disconnecting Users After Five Minutes Idle Time


Hi there --

I have a server that is accessed from the Internet, and I want to to automatically disconnect users after five minutes of their account being idle.

The users on the server have either the bash or tcsh shell available to them. My plan is to add the following line to the /etc/bashrc and /etc/csh.cshrc files:

Code:
TMOUT=300
I had several questions concerning this approach:

1. Is this the correct method to use to automate logouts of idle users?
2. Is this the correct syntax to use for the bashrc and csh.cshrc files?
3. Once the file modifications are made, how can I have the changes implemented for all users?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 08:33 AM   #2
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if they are connecting using ssh you could use the
Code:
ClientAliveInterval
ClientAliveCountMax
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:55 AM   #3
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Is this the correct syntax to use for the bashrc and csh.cshrc files?
The BaSH manual shows the variable can be exported like that. The Csh manual shows it uses "autologout".


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Once the file modifications are made, how can I have the changes implemented for all users?
Sourcing global variables is done once, on login.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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As far I know you have to add it in /etc/profile, say under the line
HISTSIZE=1000
TMOUT=300

This will apply for all users in system. If want to apply to a particular user then add it in user .bash_profile

Hope this helps.
 
  


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