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Old 11-17-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Microsoft client connected to a Linux server causing a reboot?

A couple of weeks ago, we had an Oracle instantiation hang in a state of suspension we believe due to an improper Linux reboot. It is believed that the rebooting of the OS may have been caused by a simple “control-alt-delete” command issued from a Windows machine connected to the Linux server.

Could the commonly used “control-alt-delete” MicroSoft funtion cause a reboot when that client is connected to a Linux OS?

Is there any place I can go to find more documentation on this?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
Old 11-17-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if a connected Windows client could actually do this. In any case, on Red Hat family distros, to disable Ctrl + Alt + Delete reboots change the following in /etc/inittab:
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
#ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
(There are probably more elegant ways to accomplish this, but IIRC that should do it.)
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Thank you!

Do you know where I might research this problem in more depth?


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