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Re: Bug#890517: killer's CRON logs out users once per hour

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:32:22AM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Wolfgang Schweer]
> > IIRC, for connections to a system that runs Nomachine technology (not
> > part of Debian) the utmp/wtmp files are not used by design (on the
> > system running NX server). Instead, NX keeps track of the forwarded
> > sessions itself.
> Updating utmp/wtmp is not only for 'keeping track of sessions', it is
> also used by shutdown and other systems to know who to notify when
> taking down a host or notify logged in users in other cases.

Yes, I know. This has been an issue years ago when I used freeNX (the 
first open source NX server implementation) at school; it was always 
needed to care for it manually using some tool to list running sessions.
It doesn't seem to have been improved with recent implementations.

> If NX do not update utmp/wtmp for logged in users, I would claim that 
> NX is broken, and if it is by design, then NX is broken by design.

Right. This bug should be reassiged to the x2go-server package, but then 
the package isn't part of Debian...


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