SUMMARY: Setting "login timeout" with V4.0f and enhanced security

From: Jim Wilder (
Date: 11/18/03

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    Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 13:20:30 -0800 (PST)

    Many thanks to all who replied to this. It appears there is no easy answer, as there
    is no real definition of just what defines an "idle" session.

    The Bourne shell supports the TIMEOUT variable (measured in minutes) that will log
    out a session sitting at the shell prompt. The korn shell supports the TMOUT variable
    (measured in seconds). Any background job MAY get terminated at logout depending
    on how the jib was submitted.

    If this is not acceptable (and it is to my customer), then there is the unsupported
    "idled" from There is also a supported
    third party application called "logmon" at Check these
    out if the shell option is not good enough.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jim Wilder <>
    Sent: Nov 17, 2003 7:25 AM
    Subject: Setting "login timeout" with V4.0f and enhanced security

    We are about to set up enhanced security on a V4.0f system. One of the corporate
    requirements is that any "idle" login session be automatically logged
    out. This, at a minimum, would be, "I logged in and then walked away for lunch
    and did not log out". We would like to set this timeout for all sessions, regardless
    of the shell we use. and not changable by the users. Ideally, even if I had a vi
    session open and walked away for XX amount of time, my session would get logged

    Is there any way to do this with V4.0f and enhanced security? I don't see this as
    an option to enhanced, unless I have missed it some way.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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