/usr/bin/who shows logged-out users
Recently I have noticed (legitimate) users logged in on one of our
servers with no processes running.
I know for a fact that they log into the server via (open)ssh, and
eventually close the ssh connection. These are all current potato
systems with 2.2.17pre6 as kernel.
Nonetheless, <who> still shows them as still logged on (as does <last>).
On the other hand, <w> does not show them as logged on.
Is there a way to get /var/log/wtmp to update itself? Any ideas what
the cause of this might be? (ssh shutting down impoperly?)
It's not a huge problem, but an annoyance.
Thanks for any input
Thomas R. Shemanske
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