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Old 11-29-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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[priv] in SSH Sessions

On our linux systems (Fedora) whenever the data centre needs to do something to them they always list like this

adminsp pts/0 08:43 6:42 0.03s 0.01s sshd: adminsp [priv]

Nor do anything they do appear in the history by the looks of it, how does that work?

Old 11-30-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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They may just unset the history. How are you checking it?
Old 09-22-2006, 01:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by stefaandk
how does that work?
Privelege seperation (privsep) is configured for your ssh server. When you see [priv], you know that they are logged in as root.

Google up privsep and ssh for more info.


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