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[SLUG] "idled" daemon
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- Subject: [SLUG] "idled" daemon
- From: Rachel Polanskis <r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Nov 6 22:00:58 2000
- Reply-to: r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
We have been using a daemin called "idled" for some time
to logout users who we don't want left logged in forever or
to exempt userssuch as myself from being logged out.
It works nicely and I have in the past hacked the source so it
sends different kinds of SIGS becasue we have a system called "universe"
that doesn't like users being logged out ungracefully.
This also works OK.
Now we are moving to all numeric logins (not my idea, comments?)
for staff & students and idled will not run anymore as it thinks
the numeric logins are bad syntax. I have scanned the net for updates
first off but idled was orphaned some years ago but surprisingly
is still part of many current Linux packages. It is marked on the
homepage for it as "no longer supported".
I then decided to return to the source but I can't locate
where it bombs, except in a yacc file "parse.y". Now, yacc is as
foreign to me as Sanscrit and I think I would go insane trying to
I checked my Sun headers and there doesn't appear to be anything stopping
me usin numeric logins in pwnam or it's friends. "pwck" doesn't
seem to like all numeric logins either but very little else has
broken (even sudo now has numeric login support).
I was wondering if anyone knows something about this program,
yacc or even better if there is a modern replacement?
Can any of you guys help?
Thanks - also any comments on how wonderful numeric logins can
be is also much appreciated - I hate the concept but the PHB's
seem to go starry eyed at the idea :/
rachel (a name not a number)
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"Yow! Am I having fun yet?!" - John Howard^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Zippy the Pinhead