"last" not showing recent login activity
matthias at d2ux.net
Mon Dec 17 19:02:41 UTC 2012
on one of my systems I just found out that "last" only shows some old
login / logout activity, but not the recent actvities.
The strange thing... everytime I log into the system, /var/log/utx.log
gets update to the current timestamp (and also grows by some bytes).
But "last" only shows very old data...
srv# last -f utx.log -d 20121218
matthias pts/3 Mon Dec 3 23:32 still logged in
matthias pts/2 Mon Dec 3 23:31 still logged in
Is there any reason why I can't see the recent logins there? Which
component does write data to utx.log - is this done via syslog or a
lower level mechanism?
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