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Old 12-25-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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Question how to track user's all activities?

Hi ,
I am thinking about logging the user's activities on fedora Linux Terminal Server to ensure that the system is using properlly and to analysize the system usage.
Do any guys have the same experience or some ideas?Thanks so.......much in advance.
Old 12-25-2004, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have used LTSP a lot and usually just look over the shoulder of the user...

If you want a mechanical device, you could try
top -U joe -d 30 > /root/joe_processes&

That will show snapshots of what joe is running. Assuming your system is secure, joe should not be able to run anything harmful, but you may be concerned about network traffic, open files etc.

lsof |grep joe

will show open files.

ethereal or darkstat will show network traffic assoicated with a particular network interface.

With vnc or X you can show joe's screen on your's.
Old 12-25-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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what I really mean is to log user's activity,such as login and logout time as well as all application/process information accociated with uses.Put user's activity to some log files so that I can analyze system later.
Anyway,thanks a lot.
Old 12-25-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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i tried looking for a program that does that, but havn't foudn anything, so you'll have to bash it yourself
Old 12-25-2004, 07:49 PM   #5
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Tried ps accounting (psacct package in Redhat) or even Sebek ?
Old 12-27-2004, 12:28 AM   #6
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Thank all of you.You guys' comments are very very helpful.I am trying to test on my systems.I really appreciate your help.
Old 12-27-2004, 02:09 PM   #7
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where can I download process accounting software package running on Knoppix linux?

Hi all,
I am looking for a process accounting software runing on knoppix linux.Where can I download such packages?thanks.


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