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Old 06-21-2004, 04:33 AM   #1
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pppd server audit trail

I have a RH Linux running pppd as a dialup server. Everything runs fine except that I don't know who are logging in and how to kill those who have been idle for a period of time.

The mgetty log shows only the connection time and the username appears as "user='/AutoPPP/'. The 'users' command shows only a_ppp .

Any hints?

Old 06-21-2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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If you ps ax you will see bash and pppd listed for each incoming ip number and a pts terminal number

w will show the username and the pts terminal used

from man pppd ...

The debug keyword for pppd will enable extra info in syslog at daemon.debug level, so you can monitor logins and logouts. Add a line to /etc/syslog.conf to pull them into a separate file, eg
daemon.debug /var/log/ppp

The idle keyword for pppd can be used to set a timeout for each connection.


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