Bug 4044 - ppp with pap login does not create utmp entry
Summary: ppp with pap login does not create utmp entry
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-15 00:01 UTC by rh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-30 02:42:40 UTC

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Description rh 1999-07-15 00:01:22 UTC
Using mgetty with AutoPPP to login with PAP. The user shows
up on wtmp (last etc shows), but does not show up on utmp
(w, who or finger doesn't show the user).

Comment 1 igmar 1999-07-22 10:42:59 UTC
This is becuase the user is not an actual system user. The entry is
only in /etc/ppp/pap-secrets, and NOT in /etc/passwd. A user is only a
user if it is in /etc/passwd

This is one of the consequences of using AutoPPP

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-30 02:42:59 UTC
The sue that should show up is the a_ppp user.

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