Updated: 1/18/2022, 5:31:44 PM
Created: 1/18/2022, 5:31:44 PM
Last Updated By: dependabot[bot]
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Fix Unix multisession/websession licensing to recognize IPv6 addresses and not to confuse them with odd ut_host entries from 'screen'.
# Previous Release Behavior
Multisession & Websession licenses require client IP address. On Linux, the utmp ut_host field is used to locate the client IP address. However, processes managed by the Linux "screen" command save the owning pty name here with a leading ":". Now that IPv6 is common, some IPv6 addresses begin with a ":", causing them to be identified as "screen" sessions, but the owning pty is not found and they end up defaulting to "localhost".
# Current Release Behavior
Properly parse the address found in ut_host, and determine if it is a valid IPv4 or IPv6 address. Only if it is not a valid address is the test for a "screen" session applied.
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