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Old 08-31-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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kill idle user

We have about 300 users on the Linux system , and due to the license is limit , we only allow 200 users logins at the same time , but the total of logins always over 200 , so I want to kill the users who idle for a specific time ( eg . 30 minuts ) , i tried to use TMOUT , but it seems not good as we have many users in the system , is there any script can kill the idle users ? thx in advance.
Old 08-31-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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ok, how about autolog?
Old 08-31-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
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Linux has a license limit of 200 users or are you talking about your specific distro? My thoughts are that linux has no license limit since the gpl doesn't limit so you must be talking either about some other program or there's something I just don't get.

The idea of Linux is that it is a free open source software product that you don't have to license based on the number of clients, so how would one have a limit of 200 users?
Old 08-31-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Perhaps he means that the SSHd has been limited by IT (which I assume he works in) in order to prevent the server from being overloaded and bogged?

having a lot of idle users in a terminal/ssh can take a server down in numbers


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