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Re: Faster shutdown and the ubuntu "multiuser" update-rc.d extention

On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:10:03AM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

> Taking this argument a bit further, do you think that the sshd init
> script should wait until all users have saved their work and logged
> out before it gives control back to the init sequence?

On a multi-user system that would be a trivial DoS so no. Just think
what happens if someone opens a file in an editor, leaves it open and
then goes on vacation...

It's the responsibility of the sysadmin to use the '-t' option of
shutdown properly and to check that users have really logged out.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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