noc at hdk5.net
Sat Aug 9 20:35:13 UTC 2008
Michael Grant wrote:
> More than once, through carelessness, and I'm sure I'm not alone, I
> have inadvertently shutdown or rebooted the wrong machine. I'm sure
> some of you know that all too familiar feeling when you see
> "Connection closed" instead of your desktop being rebooted.
> I have a suggestion with respect to these commands. What if they
> could be modified to require the hostname of the machine as their
> first argument, otherwise, they refuse to bring the machine down?
> shutdown -h now
> shutdown example.com -h now
> reboot example.com
> How hard would it to get the other *nix distributions to take up this up too?
> Michael Grant
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I have set all my servers in the noc to shutdown -r now. This prevents
me from locking my self out of servers as they are not in my office. I
also set the tcsh command line to show path to the directory and the
name of the host box i'm working on so I cant get confused.
Maybe this will help.
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