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Re: [K12OSN] users kicked out on 4.2.1



On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Eric Harrison wrote:

> Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
>
> > Apr 13 10:12:45 solinden gdm[31911]: Ping to ws078.turtle.com:0 failed,
> > whacking display!
> <snip>
> > The workstation where user jszoke was forcibly logged out is ws078.
>
> There is the guilty party right there. If the server cannot ping a
> terminal, after a period of time it assumes the terminal is dead and
> kills off the session. The default for this is 15 seconds.
>
> You can change this value in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf:
>
> PingIntervalSeconds=15
>
This forces me to ask some questions: 1. why it can not be pinged - when I
ping it it is always fine. 2. why when this happens -nobody- can log in.
Of course the answer to those question is "network problem", but I had no
changes to the network from before the upgrade. julius


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