[CentOS] non-privaledged reboot ???

Scott Ehrlich scott at MIT.EDU
Sun Jul 8 19:01:56 UTC 2007

On Sun, 8 Jul 2007, René Standfest wrote:

> 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.

Can't C-A-D be filesystem trapped to prevent the system from rebooting 
with that key combo?   If so, that could negate that option if the fs is 
configued as such.


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