rusers - who's logged in on local machines (RPC version)
rusers [ -ahilu ] [ host... ]
This command is available with the Networking software installation
option. Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
The rusers command produces output similar to users(1) and who(1), but
for remote machines. It broadcasts on the local network, and prints
the responses it receives. Normally, the listing is in the order that
responses are received, but this order can be changed by specifying one
of the options listed below. When host arguments are given, rather
than broadcasting rusers will only query the list of specified hosts.
The default is to print out a listing in the style of users(1) with one
line per machine. When the -l flag is given, a rwho(1C) style listing
is used. In addition, if a user has not typed to the system for a
minute or more, the idle time is reported.
A remote host will only respond if it is running the rusersd daemon,
which is normally started up from inetd(8C).
-a Give a report for a machine even if no users are logged on.
-h Sort alphabetically by host name.
-i Sort by idle time.
-l Give a longer listing in the style of who(1).
-u Sort by number of users.
rwho(1C), users(1), who(1), inetd(8C), rusersd(8C)
Broadcasting does not work through gateways.
17 December 1987 RUSERS(1C)