[Mageia-dev] halt and shutdown users: Still needed?
julien.moragny at laposte.net
Sun Sep 9 12:10:08 CEST 2012
Le Sun, 09 Sep 2012 12:55:17 +0300,
Sander Lepik <sander.lepik at eesti.ee> a écrit :
> 08.09.2012 19:49, Colin Guthrie kirjutas:
> > Hi,
> > 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?
> > Col
> +1 on removing them. I didn't even know about them :)
The same for me, didn't know they existed.
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