Specify machine name on reboot/halt/shutdown

Dr. David Alan Gilbert ubuntu at treblig.org
Mon May 28 20:05:33 BST 2007

* martin f krafft (madduck at debian.org) wrote:
> also sprach Dr. David Alan Gilbert <ubuntu at treblig.org> [2007.05.28.0028 +0200]:
> > While ssh is probably the commonest way of making this mistake,
> > these days there are lots more ways of doing the same thing:
> >    * KVMs (although c-a-d normally are the source of pain there)
> >    * VNC
> >    * IP connected KVMs
> >    * remote X sessions
> >    * Management consoles for large systems
> >    * serial consoles.
> >    * virtual machine consoles
> I thus suggest to extend molly-guard with a simple configuration
> file in /etc/default and a debconf question to allow the user to
> choose whether to *always* protect the commands, or only when
> they're run over SSH.
> Patches welcome! :)

Hmm that's a reasonable suggestion; with that option enabled we
would still need a way to make the normal /etc/init.d/halt
scripts and friends work, hence why I added an override option -
the tricky bit with doing that as a config switch on molly-guard
rather than in the standard system shutdown/reboot/halt binaries
is that the init scripts would have to be different when
the guard was installed unless there was a path that would
work in both cases - but this is getting messy.

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