[CLUG] ctrl-alt-del, login to NT
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Fri Jan 7 10:48:03 GMT 2000
Bloody stupid of a vendor to make the login method for an OS the same as
the historical way of rebooting same architecture machines. I'm talking
about NT boxes here, running on stock Intel boxes.
We have one NT box and I had to login to share a file (can vnc send
alt-ctrl-del? had to walk for ohh.. 2 minutes down a stairs etc, 'least
it's exercise I suppose..) but I pressed the magic combo of keys on the
wrong keyboard, and down went our Linux dev server. Hardly anybody in so
I only lost the undos on the perl script I was editing in vi..
So, the moral of the story, disable ctrl-alt-del on your Linux boxes,
and here's how:
(Thanks to TrinityOS docs.. very comprehensive document! at
Become root on the box and edit /etc/inittab
Now, change the line starting with "ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown" to
"#ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown" which simply comments out that line.
To make your changes active without rebooting, type "/sbin/init q".
I've done those changes but I haven't tested them yet. I've no doubt
they will work though.
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