Bug 172564 - I can't see "Last login" message after logged via ssh
I can't see "Last login" message after logged via ssh
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Blocks: RHEL3U8CanFix
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Reported: 2005-11-07 06:08 EST by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0298
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Last Closed: 2006-07-20 08:54:25 EDT
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Description Bastien Nocera 2005-11-07 06:08:01 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #118855 +++


After install Fedora 1 on my server I can't see "Last login" message
after logged via ssh. In RH 7.3 there was no problem with this. I see
this message when log lacally.
In sshd_config there is PrintLastLogin Yes.

I've looked through mailing list, newsgroup and forums but without any


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log via ssh
2. Look at screen

-- Additional comment from bart.martens@chello.be on 2004-03-22 01:17 EST --

Bug known upstream, see:

Workaround: chmod a+r /var/log/lastlog

The bug exists also on Debian sarge with ssh 3.6.1p2-12, but there the
lastlog file is already world readable, so the problem doesn't occur.

-- Additional comment from rodgersmp@comcast.net on 2004-05-16 21:29 EST --
The file /var/log/lastlog by default seems to have 600 permissions

The program finger consults this file to find the date/time of a 
user's last login (unless the user is currently logged in).  This 
means that, unless you give world read permission on this file, a 
second symptom will be that fingering any user not presently logged 
in will yield "Never logged in." 

(This took me a while to track down because I erroneously assumed 
finger just read /var/log/wtmp.)

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2006-04-06 05:48:53 EDT
devel ack for U8
Comment 4 Bob Johnson 2006-04-11 11:49:22 EDT
This issue is on Red Hat Engineering's list of planned work items 
for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.8 release.  Engineering 
resources have been assigned and barring unforeseen circumstances, Red 
Hat intends to include this item in the 3.8 release.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-07-20 08:54:25 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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