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Re: Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work under X?


> |The way we have handled this at a customer installation is that
> |we created a user "shutdown" who was privileded to run shutdown.
> You are not the only one to suggest this... the problem with this is
> that it is highly insecure (well, you might say so is C-A-Del from the
> keyboard, but this implies access to a card-controlled, monitored
> room in our case), people can reboot from all over the net. And our
> machines are teaching PCs, i.e. connected to the net.

There is no problem with checking for /dev/ttyXX as the controlling tty of
he shutdown user's login.


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