who on FreeBSD 8.0 - AMD64

Pegasus Mc Cleaft ken at mthelicon.com
Sun Nov 23 17:52:16 PST 2008

Hello Hackers, 

	I noticed something the other day that I thought was a bit weird. I had a 
high amount of HD activity, so I wanted to see who was on my machine. I tried 
using the "who" command and received no information (not even for myself). 

	I have found that various methods of signing in cause different behavior, 
presumably due to being assigned different terminal names. For instance: If I 
open an Xterm, or telnet into the machine, I will not see any information 
(Although a who -q does), however, if I SSH or sign in on the console, I get 
the results I was expecting. 

	Am I missing something or being a bit thick? (please see below for examples) 


[through a xterm]
	feathers$ who

[through a telnet]
	feathers$ telnet localhost
	Trying ::1...
	Connected to localhost.
	Escape character is '^]'.
	Trying SRA secure login:
	User (XXXXXX):
	[ SRA accepts you ]

	FreeBSD/amd64 (feathers.peganest.com) (pts/2)
	You have new mail.
	feathers$ who

[Through a SSH connection]
	titan$ ssh feathers
	Enter passphrase for key '/home/XXXXX/.ssh/id_rsa':
	Last login: Mon Nov 24 01:45:08 2008 from localhost
	Copyright (c) 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
        	The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

	FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT (FEATHERS) #1: Sat Nov 22 16:07:04 UTC 2008

	feathers$ who
	XXXXX              pts/3    Nov 24 01:47 (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX)

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