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Bug 56 - need summary
Summary: need summary
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1998-11-12 17:26 UTC by cadams
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 563948 (view as bug list)
Environment:
Last Closed: 1999-03-26 16:00:39 UTC


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Description cadams 1998-11-12 17:26:40 UTC
If telnet doesn't enter a LOGIN entry in the utmp file,
login gets confused and adds a new entry at the end (even if
an entry for the tty already exists).  This causes the utmp
file to keep growing as long as the system is up.  A utmp
file over 1MB makes "who", "w", and other such programs slow
to a crawl on an active server.

I will send a patch for telnet that makes it create an entry
once I get a bug ID.

Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1998-11-19 17:41:59 UTC
This appears similar to bug # 55.  See the enclosed patch in the
second email.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-18 14:45:59 UTC
Jeff:  this has been fixed, right?  If so we should close this.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-26 16:00:59 UTC
And, finally, a better fix (to find utmp entry based on tty slot)
has been put into login.c that makes it unnecessary to create the
utmp entry before exec'ing login. Thanks for pointing this out.

Fix is in util-linux-2.9o-6.


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