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Old 05-17-2002, 05:31 PM   #1
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Inactivity setting

Is there a way in Redhat 7.2 to log out users if they are inactive over 30 min?

Also, we have a closed system and would like to telnet in as root. How can we change the security level to allow this?

Old 05-17-2002, 06:46 PM   #2
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You can easily accomplish it by using an output of
it shows you the IDLE time you can use it in conjuction with awk to strip out the IDLE time similar to this
w | awk '{print $1 " " $5}'
it will output the table
bob 7:43m
You can use it in a perl script to format the output to suite your needs, and then you can use the obtained info to filter through ps and find out which processes are running by the particular user - kill user's processes, send him/her a text message with echo, etc.
as for the second question I'd suggest you to use ssh - a secure alternative to telnet (telnet sends all sensetive info in clear text and the password can be sniffed very easily; ssh, on the other hand, uses encription to send the data over the wire).


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