> 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.
> What I would do is develop a script (owned by root )
> and callable by everybody which then checks the user-id of
> its caller, and if it is an acceptable one, the script will
> issue a warning (to wall) and then shutdown the system.
why not ask them to do CTRL+ALT+DEL which will reboot the server cleanly and
once it hit does the intial reset, turn it off.
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