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Old 06-11-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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shutdown & restart

how to only allow root to shutdown & restart the box?
and all other users no rights to it
Old 06-11-2004, 06:01 AM   #2
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well...change your shutdown and reboot rights? first check out where they are:

whereis shutdown reboot

and you get something like:

shutdown: /sbin/shutdown
reboot: /usr/bin/reboot

(and possibly some files ending with .gz but don't care about them now). then just, as root (change the paths if necessary):

chown root /sbin/shutdown /usr/bin/reboot
chmod 700 /sbin/shutdown /usr/bin/reboot

from now on, those files should be owned by root and their rights set so that root can read, write and run them and no-one else can...this is one way at least
Old 06-11-2004, 06:03 AM   #3
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Yes b0uncer is right did it works??


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