[Crossposted to c.u.admin, c.u.osf.misc, c.u.osf.osf1, c.u.questions,
and c.u.ultrix, so don't go loopy with the followups, eh?]
The "Arrgh" is because a solution was just posted three weeks ago and
I didn't save it...
Anyhow, I'm looking for a program that will automatically log out
users if they remain idle for a specified period of time. We have
multiple Unix boxes here, so I'm looking for something that would work
on either OSF/1, Ultrix, perhaps SunOS; or even a combination of the
above if it could be ported.
Please note: I am not asking about the autologout variable in tcsh --
I'm after something that would be run as root, separately, not
something which users would be free to configure.
We once had a program that would do this (way before my time) by way
of a system call, but when the OS was upgraded, that system call was
removed. I'm hoping to find a replacement for the program, because
the students (and faculty especially) have an extremely annoying habit
of logging on and then sucking up CPU time like it was on a sidewalk
Please mail me with any tips, recommendations, locations of source
code, etc, you might have. If I hear of anything definite, I will
post a summary to whichever group(s) out of the above list seem most
Thank you for your time and effort. We appreciate it a great deal.
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.