On Sep 5, 2007, at 10:37 AMSep 5, 2007, Robin Becker wrote:

My collocation supplier is about to move our FreeBSD box and wants some way to shut it down cleanly. Is there a simple way to allow a non-root user to have shutdown rights without just giving them the world. At present I don't even allow login via ssh on that box ie it's purely key based.

I'm sure nobody will mention this, so I will. On most systems with support ACPI, your colo provider can simply press the power button on the front of your server. FreeBSD's kernel will pick up the signal and shut down cleanly.

Once you're moved, they can press the same button to power the system on. There is *NO* need to give them login access to the box. Also, they could simply call you to have you shut it down.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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