g.hooton at ucc.ie
Fri Feb 11 11:21:13 GMT 2011
>From the GNOME desktop a non privileged user can shutdown the system.
Is there some way to make disable that for non privileged users?
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From: Kevin Lyda <kevin at ie.suberic.net>
To: g.hooton at ucc.ie
Cc: Irish Linux Users Group <ilug at linux.ie>
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Shutdown
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:06:15 +0000
Stopping non-privileged users from restarting/stopping a machine:
* command: Don't give them root access.
* power button: Don't give them physical access to the machine.
* power lead: Don't give them physical access to the machine.
Without monitored battery backup, the computer will have no way to
tell you if the power was lost. Not sure how at all with a power
button that's a physical switch. There may be a way to intercept
events from a software-type power button.
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:03, Ger Hooton <g.hooton at ucc.ie> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Q1: How can I find out how a machine was shutdown, was it from a
> command, power on/off button, pulling out the power lead? I have look
> in /var/log/messages and I see "shutdown: shutting down for system halt"
> Where can I get more details?
> Q2: How can I prevent non privileged users from doing a shutdown or
> I am using RHEL4
> Gerard Hooton.
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