Finding how the machine was rebooted

Hari Bhaskaran subscr at
Fri Apr 9 15:15:41 PDT 2004


I am trying to trouble shoot a problem where one of the machines
got rebooted. I can see "last" shows a shutdown was done. How
do I know if it was a Cntrl-Alt-Del done from the console or
if it was a shutdown command executed via a ssh/remote login?
I would also like to know if it was some panic/bug etc also.

Also I have a that is couple of days older than
/var/run/dmesg.boot. How is that possible? Doesn't
mean the the dmesg of the last (current) boot?

BTW, /var/ is running on a vinum-ed partition (if that would 

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks for your time.
Hari Bhaskaran

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