Bug 36990 - Many extra users when typing
Many extra users when typing
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 43916
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2001-04-21 12:02 EDT by Ross
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-18 14:05:08 EDT
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Description Ross 2001-04-21 12:02:07 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0b; Windows NT 5.0)

After computer has been running for a while, when i hit the "W" command it 
shows several more users then are actually on.  Example: I am only one on 
computer but it shows there are 4 users on the computer.  Noone else even 
has access to this box at all.  I don't show any logins, bash prompts or 
anything that would make me think i opened a new shell.  

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  For me I just power on box
2.  let it run its normal cron, etc, jobs and use like i always do
3.  I run a mail, and web server but no other features..
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-04-21 19:45:45 EDT
This smells like a util-linux problem with utmp/wtmp handling. Changing
Comment 2 Ross 2001-04-23 16:21:13 EDT
I ran up2date 2 days ago and got the mngetty fixes.  The problem hasn't 
surfaced since.  Is there a connection?  Just trying to help..
Comment 3 Ross 2001-04-24 12:26:34 EDT
Problem is still there...  Now saying i have 4 users... I am only one with any 
access to this server so i know this is not the case.  just more info...
Comment 4 Ross 2001-04-28 20:40:56 EDT
update:  How I reproduce it is to start X windows and then when i close out of 
it , it still shows the xtra user.  Is anyone still working on this?  Thanks 

Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2001-07-18 14:05:03 EDT
How are you starting and exiting X? from the command line, or gdm?
Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2001-07-18 15:02:40 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 43916 ***

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