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Re: strange reboot on woody

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 22:51:43 +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

>if here is no entry on an loggen in user after that it looks pretty sure like CAD.
>> I would but that is the only way I can let them safely reboot the machine
>> (If I'll need them to) without giving the root password (although I know
>> that it only take a few seconds to reboot from CD and change it.
>You can give them a reboot user, whith a password, uid=0 and reoot or halt
>as the command line
>You could also call a script from inttiab on CAD, which is doing syslog before reboot.

Good idea .. in fact I wonder why that isn't the default behaviour
(the syslog entry on CAD).  Surely it's a negligible overhead, and can
only help - or at worst would be uninteresting ?   It certainly is the
default on some of the commercial Unixen that I administer (on some
flavours I can think of there is an optional "message" argument to the
shutdown command, that is logged as a "reason:" field of the syslog

Nick Boyce
Bristol, UK
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?

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