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Old 10-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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How to tell who or what restarted a server

Is there any way to tell who or what process rebooted a RHEL server?

Somehow one of my boxes got restarted this morning, i'm trying to figure out who/what did it.
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You can try examining your 'messages' files in /var/log. Maybe someone invoked an 'su' or 'sudo' command. Or, you could check all user's ~/.bash_history files for command history to see if they tried a shutdown. Maybe someone did a shutdown over ssh (ssh machine sudo shutdown -r now) or something. That's all I can think of at the moment.


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