autologout: from serial console, how?
ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Mon Oct 24 20:32:12 UTC 2016
I try to auto logout root from a serial console initiated via tip.
Therefore, I plaeced the following into /etc/login.conf (followed by cap_mkdb)
definig 600 seconds idletime before automatic logout.
That doesn't work!
I also placed for csh:
setenv autologout 5
in /etc/csh.cshrc for a 5 minutes idle time, I also set, just in case for using
Neither of these approaches result in the desired bahviour!
By accident, I left a console session open to a serial wired NanoBSD router project,
connecting via tip. After a reboot of the host which opened the session, I was able to
tip-login as root without being prompted for password. So I realised that there is no
autologout on FreeBSD's default installation for root or other tty/console connections to
Do I miss something here?
"Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security" seems to be outdated hopeless.
Please CC me, I do not subscribe the list.
Thanks in advance,
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