Very general shutdown question

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Mon Feb 7 03:49:26 PST 2005

* Steven <freebsd at> [0203 23:03]:
> Hello Ned,
> you can add the user to the operator group. it is possible to run 
> shutdown then (but not halt etc).

Be caneful of that, I think operator  has other privileges too
(can read from any disk for starters).

> You could also create a shutdown user with a login shell pointing to a 
> shutdown script.

But that won't work if they still don't have permission to run it...

'...and then we wrote scripts to write the configs for us, and using
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