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Re: [SLUG] Session Times out
- To: "michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Michael Hosemans <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'slug@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Session Times out
- From: Michael Still <mikal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Sep 6 14:35:41 2000
Michael Hosemans <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> Does any body have a solution that with keep the session up
Some shells (for instance tcsh) have inactivity timeouts associated with
them. Tcsh is the one I think I have seen it in most recently...
This is from http://hpwww.epfl.ch/docs/tcsh/Special_shell_variables.html,
which lists the special environment variables available in tcsh.
The first word is the number of minutes of inactivity before automatic
logout. The optional second word is the number of minutes of inactivity
before automatic locking. When the shell automatically logs out, it
prints "auto-logout", sets the variable logout to "automatic" and exits. When
the shell automatically locks, the user is required to enter his password to
continue working. Five incorrect attempts result in automatic logout. Set to
`60' (automatic logout after 60 minutes, and no locking) by default in login
and superuser shells, but not if the shell thinks it is running under a
window system (i.e. the DISPLAY environment variable is set), the tty is a
pseudo-tty (pty) or the shell was not so compiled (see the version shell
variable). See also the afsuser and logout shell variables.
If youv are using tcsh check this out, otherwise checkup the doco for the
shell you are using...