Member of group wheel, but still can't shutdown system?
lists at jnielsen.net
Thu Oct 5 07:48:53 PDT 2006
On Thursday 05 October 2006 07:25, albi wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:24:14 +0200
> thomas at hindsight.de wrote:
> > I've just installed FreeBSD 6.1 and listed myself as a member of the
> > wheel group during the add users portion of the installation. For
> > some reason I have not put a finger on yet I cannot shutdown the
> > system "do not have permission" to effect the command. Went back as
> > root on a later session and re-entered my name in /etc/group to the
> > wheel account to no avail, anybody got an idea as to where I need to
> > look?
> # ls -la /sbin/shutdown
> -r-sr-x--- 1 root operator 431524 May 2 16:40 /sbin/shutdown
> what about group operator ? but i personally would use sudo instead of
> group wheel etc.
I always assign myself to the operator group for just this reason; shutdown
works fine without su or sudo.
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