Re: Idle session logout
From: Geoffrey (esoteric_at_3times25.net)
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:19:48 -0400 To: email@example.com
Andy Smith wrote:
> 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 :-)
Use the output from 'who -Tu' instead of finger?
-- Until later, Geoffrey