Bug 42890 - users command still shows users who have logged off
users command still shows users who have logged off
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 42572
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rsh (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-30 13:22 EDT by Mark Cuss
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-31 03:35:49 EDT
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Description Mark Cuss 2001-05-30 13:22:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
On my RedHat 7.1 server, users rexec and rlogin from other machines for 
access.  Once they logout, the users command still reports them as logged 
in.  RedHat 7 did not do this......

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have users rlogin or rexec into a RH7.1 machine
2. Type "users" at a command prompt to see that they have logged in
3. Have the user logogg
4. Type "users" again - they will still be logged in

Actual Results:  The procedure above shows that users are still logged in 
even though they are not

Expected Results:  The user's name should have been removed from the list 
when they logoff.

Additional info:

This is a Dell Poweredge 1400 Server (dual PIII's @ 1 GHz) but this has 
also happened on my other RH7.1 machines.  This can be annoying if you 
want to remove and add or change a user on the system.  The only way 
to "log them off" to allow root to change their account is to reboot the 
server - not fun!  This upsets the other users :)
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-31 03:35:44 EDT
Looks like rshd doesn't handle utmp correctly.
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2001-06-27 07:31:35 EDT
Has been fixed im recent rawhide kernels (2.4.5-xxx). It seems to have been some
/proc proccesses related bug.

Read ya, Phil

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 42572 ***

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