Just to wrap this thread up, as I was out of town last couple of days: > According to shutdown(8) there should be a message in the log stating > when the system went down, who did it and why.
There should be... but there isn't :-). The only thing that went to /var/log/messages is "syslogd exiting on signal 15". Which suggests that it wasn't just a power loss if the system had enough time to send termination signal, but rather a software shutdown. The cause of shutdown is and will remain mysterious. The machine is working fine ever since the power on. Thanks to everyone who provided ideas and suggestions. If I ever discover what really happened, I'll let you know. Regards, -- Nino _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"