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Re: "3 fingers"



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On Mon, 4 May 1998, Vadim Vygonets wrote:

> > 	If the machine's not dead, it's much easier to explain "sudo
> > reboot" which I can make work on anything remotely 'nix like than it
> > is to explain where reset buttons or vulcan nerve pinch and boot
> > commands on many different beasties.
> 
> Why sudo reboot, when you can just add the user to group operator
> and let them run shutdown?

Because you can't login to the machine to add them to said group so they
could run shutdown?  Isn't that the point?   Hell, even THEY may not be
able to log in, but they could control alt delete the sumbitch.

If the machine could do something with it like sync some disks and go.

I don't want a bunch of lusers on a machine with the ability to shutdown
the machine.  And its stupid because if they can login, I can too.  Its
when you can't log in but a console reboot would work that I think it'd be
handy to have around.


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