is there a way to get an overview of users logged in on my server and the ip they are connecting from ?

I have the IP already, I want the user that is associated with it :)

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  • wow, as simple as one letter Aug 17, 2011 at 12:57
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    +1 for the smallest, valid answer ever. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:57
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    @SmallClanger - smallest ever, and smallest possible :)
    – Nixphoe
    Aug 17, 2011 at 13:16
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    I think @jscott used a sly comment to pad his answer out. Aug 17, 2011 at 13:24
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    I would like to flag this answer as 'awesome'
    – mfinni
    Aug 22, 2011 at 20:55

Use the who command. It lists everyone logged in, their terminal and their source hostname/ip address.


in addition to w and who, last - recent logins with ips lastlog - list of all users with the last ip they were logged in from


In addition to w1 and who2, you may also look at finger3.

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