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Terminal server keeping session log in

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Terminal server keeping session log in

I have a terminal server that when a person logs in to a session and forgets to log off but logs in to a different session it won't log them off the previous one. I have it set up so that it can only be 1 session per user. Therefore when a person forgets to log off, and logs in in a different session, it should automatically log them off the previous one and keep their data as it is. it does not even though its set up to. any thoughts?
Robert Gezelter
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Re: Terminal server keeping session log in


Welcome to the ITRC OpenVMS Forum!

It would be helpful if the specific terminal server in use, and the actual settings were posted to this thread.

Also, what version of OpenVMS is in use, and what is the connection between the terminal and the terminal server?

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
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Re: Terminal server keeping session log in

What is a session?

Which terminal server? How do you have it set for 1 session per user? By SET/DEF PORT SESSION LIMIT?

This is what I see on my old DECserver compatible terminal servers.


Local -718- Session limit reached

None of the documentation I have tells me that the old session should be terminated when this happens.
John Gillings
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Re: Terminal server keeping session log in

Perhaps a better solution is to enable disconnectable terminals and make it a default. Then when they attempt to login again, they will get the option to reconnect to their existing session.

If the session is disconnected beyond the threshold (TTY_TIMEOUT, default value 15 minutes), the session will be automatically logged out. However, the state of unsaved data depends on how the application deals with forced logouts.
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