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From: pauls at (Paul Schmehl)
Subject: SSH Exploit Request 

--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'?

Paul Schmehl (
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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