agetty and login
haferfrost at web.de
Tue Jul 10 15:40:26 PDT 2001
On 10 Jul 2001, at 16:41, Richard A Downing wrote:
> I'm running with -w right now, and I log in fine, and utmp is getting
> written to by login, dunno how, but if I cat it it adds a record for every
> logged in tty. Am I missing something here, because I thought that Unix
> programs couldn't break the rules?
Unless its immutable or a read-only fs, root can write to it. Root is a
notorious rule-breaker. And programs that modify utmp are usually started
by root oder suid root. At least text mode programs. I don't know about
Do you have proper logging for X sessions.
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
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