This article applies to BoKS 7.1.0 on HP-UX 11.
Inactivity timeout has three separate problems for telnet on HPUX:
The problem was caused due to BoKS on HP-UX using both PAM (e.g. telnet) where
boks_bksd should handle timeouts and non-PAM (e.g. rlogin) where bksm is called
to handle timeouts.
Resolution / Workaround
Install hotfix HFBM-0201, available for download from the HelpSystems Community Portal, to solve this problem. This hotfix includes updated binaries bksm and boks_bksd which fix this by adding a flag to set in btmp when bksm handles timeout. If this flag is set, boks_bksd will send SIGUSR1 to bksm so it handles the timeout. Otherwise it will send SIGHUP, SIGTERM and finally SIGKILL to the shell.
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