Re: Very general shutdown question
From: Steven (freebsd_at_gizm0.org)
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 00:03:10 +0100 To: Ned Harrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
you can add the user to the operator group. it is possible to run
shutdown then (but not halt etc).
You could also create a shutdown user with a login shell pointing to a
Ned Harrison wrote:
>I run FreeBSD 5.3 on my home PC in a stand alone machine as a desktop. Is it
>possible to set it up so an ordinary user can shut the system? I've created
>a couple of accounts that are not in the wheel group so I can give friends
>and house guests the chance to play on a non-Microsoft system. I don't want
>to give them root access just to shut it down.
>None of the books which I have discuss using FreeBSD in this way. They are
>mostly geared to setting up networks running it for businesses. Areas where
>one may not want an ordinary user to be able to shutdown the machine.
>However, I prefer having the machine off when I'm not on it. If it's not
>possible that fine I can continue working around it like I do now.
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