|Summary:||output of who and last does not match|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mw|
|Component:||wu-ftpd||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-08-21 15:28:21 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description mw 1999-07-20 18:50:28 UTC
I run an anonftp server, and when I type `last' I see entries that are still logged on till the last reboot on July 19 (today is July 20). On the other hand, who seems to output correctly. Here is an example I am doing right now (July 20, 1:30 PM) $ last -R|grep "Jul 19"|grep still|tail ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:22 still logged in ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:21 still logged in ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:21 still logged in ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:20 still logged in ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:19 still logged in ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:08 still logged in mw pts/2 Mon Jul 19 12:07 still logged in mw pts/1 Mon Jul 19 12:03 still logged in mw pts/0 Mon Jul 19 12:03 still logged in ftp ftp Mon Jul 19 12:02 still logged in $ who mw pts/0 Jul 19 12:03 mw pts/1 Jul 19 12:03 mw pts/2 Jul 19 12:07 (:0) mw pts/3 Jul 19 14:39 (:0) It seems `last' never notices when an ftp login happens: In one xterm: $ ncftp moni.msci.memphis.edu In another xterm $ last -1|less ftp ftp moni.msci.memphi Tue Jul 20 13:43 still logged in In the first xterm: ncftp / > bye In the second xterm last -1|less ftp ftp moni.msci.memphi Tue Jul 20 13:43 still logged in and this entry will stay there forever (until the next reboot). Thx Mate Mate Wierdl
Comment 1 mw 1999-07-20 18:55:59 UTC
make it "last does not seem to notice when an anonftp logout happens" Mate Wierdl
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-02 16:24:59 UTC
Changed component to wu-ftpd because at first glance I think it might be a bug in the pamification of wu-ftpd. I haven't looked into it yet so I might be wrong...
Comment 3 mw 1999-08-02 17:28:59 UTC
Well, it seems that the command `who' does not note ftp logins at all. While I am logged in via ftp and telnet, I run who in two different ways: $ who mw ttyp1 Aug 2 13:09 (wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu) $ who /var/log/wtmp mw ttyp1 Aug 2 13:09 (wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu) mw ftpd31180 Aug 2 13:13 (wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu) The above certainly leaves it a mistery *what* file who checks for login info; according to `man who', it checks the nonexisting /etc/utmp file. Now here is the problem: even after I logout from ftp, I see $ who /var/log/wtmp mw ttyp1 Aug 2 13:09 (wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu) mw ftpd31180 Aug 2 13:13 (wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu) Let me add I noticed this both on a 5.2 and a 6.0 system.
Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-02 20:44:59 UTC
Additional report from firstname.lastname@example.org, posted by Alex Yu: > From: Gregory A Lundberg [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 4:24 PM > To: Alex Yu > Cc: WUFTPD Development Group > Subject: Re: FW: last and pam > > > A Debian maintainer is claiming much the same. > > After having read the code, and thinking about the state of the daemon at > the various points, I see three possible solutions: > > - live with it. It's broken and cannot be fixed. > > - use the -W command-line switch. That will prevent any FTP > sessions from > logging to wtmp. At least you'll be keeping your wtmp file clean. > > - give me a few minutes and I'll rip the entire pile of crap from the > source kit. That way there's no support at all for wtmp > logging. Then, > when we rewrite the daemon, maybe we can put the functions back in. > > As it is right now, I do not believe wtmp logging works correctly > for guest > or anonymous users. I do not believe it is even possible to make it work > correctly. So I'm recomending my third course of action as the > solution to > be incorporated in the 2.6.0. > > -- > > Gregory A Lundberg WU-FTPD Development Group > 1441 Elmdale Drive firstname.lastname@example.org > Kettering, OH 45409-1615 USA 1-800-809-2195
Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-03 15:27:59 UTC
A patch is reported to be available at: ftp://ftp.wu-ftpd.org/pub/wu-ftpd/quickfixes/apply_to_2.5.0/glibc.wtmp.patch
Comment 6 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-03 16:37:59 UTC
Mate reports in private email that the fix works for him. Thanks, Mate!