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Re: Howto make root commands available to any user



On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:55:10AM +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> Alvin Oga wrote:
> 
> >hi ya
> >
> >On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, csj wrote:
> >
> > 
> >
> >>>- 3-finger salute should always work from any console for anybody
> >>>
> >>>- anybody that hits the power or reset switch should be shot on the spot
> >>> :-)
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>But as another poster said the buttons could be remapped to
> >>initiate a graceful shutdown.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >3-finger salute is already a graceful shutdown ( init 6 )
> > 
> >
> Mostly it's a reboot _iff_ you're not running X on the active console.
> 
> >power and reset switches can only be connected or not
> >	- hitting the reset can do nothing or will take the machine
> >	into its reset code in the bios ... 
> > 
> >
> 
> Correct.
> 
> >	- hitting the power switch ... will power off the box immediately
> >	or delay 5 seconds before power off .. more bios code ..
> >
> > 
> >
> 
> Conditionally wrong. Machines I install now do a graceful shutdown.
> 
> >	- you can't "remap" the bios code to something else ...
> >	and if you did, its not "user friendly" since its not standard
> >	for everybody on every pc
> >	( all machines should behave the same way to prevent confusion )
> >
> > 
> >
> 
> If you run a box with just two cables - power and network - then the 
> power button is a sensible tool for shutting it down.
> 

As long as all file systems are mounted read only (nfs is built to
survive disconnects, but still ...)

> 
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> John
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