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20th February 2010, 04:41 PM #1
tracking logins and logouts
Is it possible in U9.10, to send an email to root everytime a user logs in and logs out?
20th February 2010, 05:41 PM #2
Few thoughts come to mind...
I'm afraid I'm not too familiar with Ubuntu, but if you're logging in via SSH you could probably pop something in the /etc/ssh/sshrc file to email you each time at least for login (pipe some text through mail or write a small script in your favorite language).
Otherwise monitoring whatever log file is generated on login (and logout?) would be an option (the log on FreeBSD is /var/log/auth.log, not sure for Ubuntu). You could have a cron job keeping an eye on it.
Another option might be global shell rc scripts... I think there are user .bash_logout and .logout scripts that run on logout, I expect there are global versions of these... have a look at the man pages for the shells.
Thanks to Chillibear from:
Gatt (20th February 2010)
20th February 2010, 07:09 PM #3
Cheers will look at sshrc and auth.log
Its only myself that logs into the server, but jsut found all our website files gzipped - so wondering if its a faulty script (though they have been running fine all week!) or if someone is getting in!
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