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Old 09-06-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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Question How to allow certain non-root users to reboot??


I have a cluster and I want to allow certain users to have the ability to reboot the system but I do not want them to have root access. I am using Suse9.0. Can I restrict this permission to allowing reboot only if the users is logged in locally?

Old 09-06-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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You may want to look at the sudo package. If you've got APM support set up correctly, you can also configure the power button to do a soft reboot by editing the /etc/inittab file.
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You can set up sudo to allow certain (or all) users access to otherwise root-only commands such as reboot and halt. You can also specify from where they can do this - only from the local computer, or from remote locations (as in when they are logged in through ssh).



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