Bug 117223 - Unix::Users check should not count dialout user from 'w' command
Unix::Users check should not count dialout user from 'w' command
Product: Red Hat Network
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Assigned To: Mike Orazi
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Reported: 2004-03-01 14:50 EST by Nick Hansen
Modified: 2008-10-16 15:15 EDT (History)
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Description Nick Hansen 2004-03-01 14:50:24 EST
From email:

Upon further inspection, this isn't something to worry about.  It's
the new 'getty' for serial ports, which is modem-aware.  The instance
that shows up in 'w' output is the one watching for logins on the
serial console.  Creating a login session is new behavior, but it's
doing the same thing it's always done.

We should probably adjust the Users check to ignore that user (i.e.
any user executing 'mgetty').

                                	-=< Dave >=-

Original message follows:

>> Date:  Fri, 27 Feb 2004 12:56:18 -0500
>> From:  Nick Hansen <nhansen@redhat.com>
>> Subject:  Re: [Fwd: Postini NP4 goes berserk]

>> Daves,
>> Neil was asking me about the Users check that is showing 1 logged 
>> in user on the scout mentioned below. I'm not sure what this 
>> means but when I spuersputted over to the box, here is what I saw 
>> when I ran the 'w' command (which is what we use to report the # 
>> of users):
>> [nocops@zebra nocops]$ supersputsh cmdcl10395
>> Connecting to cmdcl10395 ...
>> Connected to cmdcl10395.  Use ':help' for help.
>> root@cmdcl10395[/tmp].0>  w
>>    5:48pm  up  7:18,  1 user,  load average: 1.08, 0.99, 1.10
>> USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU  WHAT
>> dialout  ttyS0    /sbin/mgetty     11:31am  7:18m  0.00s  0.00s 
>> mgetty
Comment 1 Stephen Herr 2008-10-16 15:15:26 EDT
This bug has been closed due to inactivity.  Please open a new bug with specific details if this problem is still occurring or if an enhancement is needed.

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