Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4044
ppp with pap login does not create utmp entry
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
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).
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
The sue that should show up is the a_ppp user.