agetty and login

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Jul 10 07:09:49 PDT 2001

> So I guess to Matthias's instructions should be added (as su):
> chmod -w /var/run/utmp

without write permissions, programs like login may not write to the
file, thus your login's aren't logged. This would have the same effect
as removing the file and not re-creating it (then again, the missing
file may generate warning messages from programs, whereas it being there
won't give you warnings but the file may just remain empty).

Gerard Beekmans

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