Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 210201
Screen causes a random ip to be writen to /var/log/wtmp
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
Description of problem:
When you start a new screen, it seems to write a random ip to /var/log/wtmp,
this is daft and scares you when you happen to check last.
For example, the below is the output from last with one ssh session, with 5
$ last -dia rollercow | head
rollerco pts/43 Tue Oct 10 19:59 still logged in 22.214.171.124
rollerco pts/41 Tue Oct 10 19:59 still logged in 126.96.36.199
rollerco pts/40 Tue Oct 10 19:59 still logged in 188.8.131.52
rollerco pts/39 Tue Oct 10 19:59 still logged in 184.108.40.206
rollerco pts/30 Tue Oct 10 19:59 still logged in 220.127.116.11
rollerco pts/15 Tue Oct 10 19:59 still logged in 18.104.22.168
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a session
2. Start a screen within it
3. Observe ip displayed by last
0.0.0.0 like you get when you login locally.
Please upgrade on the highest FC-5 version screen-4.0.2-13 and let me know. I
see expected results on my output.
Can you point me at screen screen-4.0.2-13 for FC5? I cant see it in any of the
Sorry, I didn't realise that I forgot update FC-5. It will be in few days update
screen-4.0.3-1. This bug don't appear in FC-6 in same version.
So you can try and let me know.