Good day everyone, I'm trying to make it possible to restart (as in 'shutdown -r now') a FreeBSD based router from LAN network as easy as possible so it can be used by non-technical people.
I'm sure some will ask why would I need that - it's an USB modem connecting to ADSL line that locks up sometimes and all my attempts to make it restart itself have failed. I came up with this idea: - add another user to the system, let it be 'restart' - add 'restart' to group operator - let 'restart' to login through SSH from LAN with a key (passwords forbidden) - put a restart command as it's shell (so it automagically restarts the router) Does that sound reasonably? Security is not an issue, it's "secure enough" for me. OK, now for technical question. I realise I cannot put arguments to the command in the "shell area" in passwd file, so I wrote a short script: $ cat /home/restart/restart.sh #!/bin/sh /sbin/shutdown -r now $ ls -l /home/restart/restart.sh -rwx------ 1 restart restart 33 Sep 11 15:24 put that as restart's user shell: # grep restart /etc/master.passwd restart:*:1017:1017::0:0:restart:/home/restart:/home/restart/restart.sh and tried locally but it's not working: # su - restart su: /home/restart/restart.sh: Permission denied I'm not sure where 'Permission denied' come from. Setup looks to be OK, here's what I get with /usr/bin/id as a shell: # su - restart uid=1017(restart) gid=1017(restart) groups=1017(restart), 5(operator) I'm sure I'm missing something here. Anyone have some pointers? Cheers, Karol -- Karol Kwiatkowski <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org> OpenPGP: http://www.orchid.homeunix.org/carlos/gpg/0x06E09309.asc
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