gabriel rosenkoetter on Thu, 4 Sep 2003 10:37:04 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] ghost user

On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 09:53:04AM -0400, Jaiwant Mulik wrote:
> After all this `who` still shows the person still logged in. Any idea
> who to forcibly log this person out ?

He's not logged in, but he didn't logout cleanly, so his logout time
wasn't ever recorded in wtmp, so utilities that (foolishly) trust
that information are hosed.

A reboot should clear him out. No real reason to bother, though.

gabriel rosenkoetter

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