[CentOS] non-privaledged reboot ???

René Standfest centos at standfest.net
Sun Jul 8 18:48:08 UTC 2007

Matt Shields schrieb am 08.07.2007 14:32:

> On 7/8/07, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 22:51 -0700, Robert - eLists wrote:
>>> Greetings
>>> On centos 5, if I ssh in as a regular non-superuser account and go to the
>>> sbin dir to issue a reboot command, it wont do it as says you must be
>>> superuser
>>> If you are on the console logged in as a non-superuser account and do the
>>> same thing, it will reboot.
>>> Is this a feature, or a bug?
>> If you're at the console you can usually just push the reset or power
>> button *anyways*, so it's a non-bug. I believe you can edit the
>> appropriate entries in /etc/pam.d if you really want to change this.
> Not necessarily true.  Lots of people use remote KVM's :)  So just
> because someone has access to the console does not mean they have
> physical access to the server.

That's true, but you can push CRTL-ALT-DEL and the computer reboots, even if
you're not logged in.

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