Q-> logging user names as they log in

Q-> logging user names as they log in

Post by Eric T. Sylva » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 08:47:33

Hello All,

  I have a question that I hope someone can help me resolve.

  I would like to have an ability to log the user that logs into my machine
  to the syslog.  Is there a utility the will do such a thing?  I presently
  have an inetd.conf entry that will tell me when someont is requesting a
  telnet session, but I can't find out who that is until they log in and
  I am unsure how I would go about setting up a type of watcher to wait
  till the user logs in and send a message to syslog (with logger or something)
  I have thought of some weird things like doing a who and putting it
  in a temporary file and then waiting two minutes and then doing a who
  again and comparing the files and sending the differnece to syslogd with

  Any help would be appreciated.


  Eric Sylvain


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I have looked at the /var/log/messages file but this only shows SU Login's.

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