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From: opsys at (Chris Watson)
Subject: SSH Exploit Request 

On Nov 14, 2003, at 8:36 PM, Paul Schmehl wrote:

> --On Friday, November 14, 2003 21:10:04 -0500 
> wrote:
>> I'm sure I'm not the only sysadmin who's SSH'ed in to an ill box, 
>> decided
>> a reboot was needed, and typed 'shutdown -i6 -g0 -y' (runlevel 6 to
>> reboot, zero seconds grace, and don't prompt me), and instead 
>> realized 7
>> seconds later that what the other end *received* was '-i0 -g6 -y'
>> (poweroff with 6 seconds warning), and made a bad situation worse.
> Just curious....why wouldn't you use 'shutdown -r now'?

Because that requires a non convoluted OS such as BSD. None of that 
-thousand -switches -from -hell -SYSV -stuff. :-)

Chris Watson
Bestor G. Brown #433
Wichita, KS

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