Ticket #525 (new defect)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

tty logins sometimes leak according to finger

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


kid-icarus:~/debathena/git geofft$ who
geofft   pts/4        2010-02-21 19:15 (linerva.mit.edu)
kid-icarus:~/debathena/git geofft$ finger

Login       Name               TTY Idle When        Office
jhawk    John A Hawkinson     *1    29d Sun 23:41               617-797-0250
geofft   Geoffrey Thomas       p4       Sun 19:15               617-715-2132
kid-icarus:~/debathena/git geofft$ finger @kid
Login     Name               Tty      Idle  Login Time   Office     Office Phone
geofft    Geoffrey Thomas    pts/4          Feb 21 19:15 (linerva.mit.edu)
jhawk     John A Hawkinson  *tty1      29d  Jan 10 23:41 KB1CGZ
kid-icarus:~/debathena/git geofft$ pgrep -u jhawk
kid-icarus:~/debathena/git geofft$

Note that this affects both debathena-finger and stock finger (since we run finger.debathena-orig for network finger, for some reason I don't quite understand).

I've seen this on a couple of other machines like ozok.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to The Distant Future

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

Is this still true with all the finger changes?

If so, this sounds like an upstream bug.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by geofft

keithw points out that who attempts to filter out stale utmp entries, and finger does not, so possibly this logic should be ported from upstream who to upstream finger.

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