[Mageia-dev] halt and shutdown users: Still needed?

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Sep 8 18:49:57 CEST 2012


So there exists two users (provided by default from the setup pkg)
called "halt" and "shutdown". These users just run the halt and shutdown
commands as their shell. This means su'ing or sudo'ing or setting a
password and logging in as them, will shut the machine down.

This seems like a relic from many years ago and there is no need to
include such users in this day and age. Should we kill them off?



Colin Guthrie

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