> > This means that the program (or whatever) should test both a terminal's
> > access and modification time before logging a user off.
> > The last interaction with the terminal would be the most
> > recent of the two times.
> If a user doesn't want to be seen as being idle then you're probably going to
> have to use snoop/tcpdump/ttywatcher to work out if they are or aren't.
If a user is running a program to avoid an idle timeout that's a people
problem, not a technical one. Address it on that level.
From: Darren Reed <avalon @