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How to automatically kill sessions idle for a period of time.

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Can anyone offer me a UNIX script or a program that will run on SOLARIS on a SUN box, that when configured will kill user sessions that are idle for a certain period of time.??

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by:Otetelisanu
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If you use ksh (Korn Schell)
is a Environement parameter
TMOUT.
Example
TMOUT=3600
If your user no activity 3600 sec
is out.

Look man ksh.



 
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Nisus091197 earned 50 total points
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Here is a script that you can use:

#!/bin/sh
# usage: zap username

if [ "$1" = "" ]; then
    echo "usage: zap username"
    exit
fi

if [ "$1" = "root" ]; then
    echo "This is not a good idea - aborting"
    exit
fi

getent $1 passwd > /dev/null 2>&1

if [ "$?" -ne 0 ]; then
    echo "user does not exist - aborting"
    exit
fi

kill -9 `ps -u $1 | grep -v '   PID' | awk '{print $1}' | sort -nr`

exit 0

Regards, Nisus
http://www.omnimodo.com
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by:rbend
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Nisus:
Ok, this may work, but I am not a UNIX pro.
I can take your code and make it executable, but what
is the usage?
Where do I set the time limit?
How do it make this run continuously until I want it to stop.
??
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by:tfewster
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Q may be abandoned, but here's a useful link anyway :)
http://www.computron.com/logmon_1page.html

It's mentioned on Suns BigAdmin site, which gives it a stamp of approval...

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