Re: Idle session logout
From: Andy Smith (wasmith32_at_comcast.net)
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 23:08:02 -0500 To: "Sanjeev B.S." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sanjeev B.S. wrote:
>>try to set TMOUT=<seconds> in /etc/profile.
> TMOUT works only for bash shell users, isn't it? May be running a simple
> shell script with kill -9 that checks with 'finger foo', grepping idle
> time, might be a good idea. First get the pts, say 'pts/2', then check it
> with ps -ef | grep 'pts/2'. Then decide whether to for logout.
This solution would require the finger deamon to be running which just
opens another can of security worms :-) A better fix would probably be a
replacement for the idled app. There are several from what I can see on
Google. It may even be possible to compile idled from source on the